Sullivan Extends Lead at Portugal

It looks like Andy Sullivan isn’t going to let anyone take the Portugal Masters title away from him, even the threat of inclement weather.

Sullivan fired a 4-under 67 to extend his lead to five strokes with 18 holes to go. The tournament will see a shotgun start on all 18 tees Sunday in hopes of avoiding rain that is scheduled to deluge the area for most of the day.

Sullivan overcame a pair of bogeys, his first round with more than one this week, with six birdies. At 18-under, he’s one of just six players who are double-digits under par through 54 holes.

About the only player who looks to have a legitimate shot of catching Sullivan at this point is Spain’s Eduardo De La Riva, who is 13-under following his own 3-under 68 on Friday.

The best round on the day came from England’s Chris Wood, who fired a 6-under 65 to leap from  26th to a tie for third at 11-under.

Thomas Pieters, who was three strokes behind Sullivan to start the day, fell to eight strokes behind with a 1-over 72.

Pieters was at even par through the front nine, but double-bogeyed No. 10 after birdying it in each of the first two rounds.

 

 

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