Alexander Levy shot a 63 on Saturday at the Shanghai Masters, giving him the lowest score through 54 holes on the European Tour this season and opening up a four-shot lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
It’s Levy’s second 63 in three weeks – he had another one, plus a 61 at the Portugal masters three weeks ago. He has 23 birdies and just one bogey so far at Shanghai. He ended Saturday at 22-under, four strokes ahead of Wales’ Jamie Donaldson, who fired a 62 for the low round of the tournament.
Germany’s Marcel Siem is third at 17-under and Justin Rose, the 2013 US Open winner, is fourth at 15-under. Vanishing out of contention was Nicolas Colsaerts, who limped to a 1-over 73 on Saturday.
Levy, ranked 74th in the world, but 19th in the opening Race to Dubai standings, birdied the first three holes and five of the first seven. Donaldson was 4-undear the turn, but really turned it on with a run of five birdies in six holes starting on No. 9, and added an eagle 2 on the 420-yard No. 16.
Colsaerts, who led Levy by a stroke through 36 holes, was 1-under at the turn, and in the same spot through 17, then double bogeyed No. 18.