Photo Finish Set for KLM Open

England’s Lee Slattery and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello share the lead at the KLM Open at 16-under, but a full 14 players are within five strokes of the lead headed to the final round on Sunday.

Slattery and Cabrera-Bello each shot a 63 on Saturday to rise from fifth to first, one shot ahead of Paul Lawrie, who also fired a 63 to jump 12 spots to third at 15-under.

Slattery had just one blemish on the day, a bogey on No. 10 that he erased with an eagle on 12.  Cabrera-Bello torched the front nine, hitting the turn at 29 with six birdies and an eagle, then sat there the rest of the way as he parred every hole on the back nine.

For the second straight day, the best round did not come from one of the leaders, but by Thomas Pieters and Mikko Ilonen, who each shot a 62.  Pieters used  nine birdies to climb to 14-under, two strokes off the lead, while Ilonen had five birdies on his last seven holes to jump from 35th to tied for fifth at 13-under.

Day three leader Soren Kjeldsen fell back into a tie for ninth at 11-under after shooting a 71.  After hitting just one bogey in his first 36 holes Kjeldsen had three on Saturday.

 

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