Shane Lowry had another solid golf round in Abu Dhabi and will start the final day of Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship 2019 with three shots advantage. The Irishman leads at 17 under par after third round 67. Richard Sterne from South Africa is second at 14 under par, three behind the leader. English veteran Ian Poulter sits solo third at 12 under par.
Lowry knows that it is not over yet and he has some work to do tomorrow. He said:
“I felt very comfortable out there today and I’m very happy with that, very excited about tomorrow…Obviously I’m in a great position. It’s been a while since I’ve been up having a lead going into Sunday. I’ll enjoy it, have a nice dinner tonight and get ready and give it my best tomorrow and see what happens…We’re in a world-class field here this week so I know they are going to come out firing tomorrow…So I need to stay aggressive and try to make as many birdies as I can and see where that leaves me on the 18th green.”
Third round leaderboard:
Shane Lowry plays very solid on the par 3’s this week. He made nine birdies from 12 available and he birdied three of the par 3’s in all three rounds so far this week.
Shane Lowry’s third round highlights:
Ian Poulter’s last European Tour title came in 2012 when he won the WGC-HSBC Champions.
Richard Sterne was struggling with injuries in the last couple of seasons but he is in a great position to capture his seventh European Tour title tomorrow.