Celli leads a tight pack at the European Amateur
Fillippo Celli (European Golf Association photo)
Fillippo Celli of Italy carded a third-round 73 on Friday at the European Amateur Championship and will take a one shot lead into the final round over four players, including countryman Pietro Bovari.
Celli started the third round one back of Bovari and despite shooting a second conecutive over-par round, moved into sole possession of first place after his countryman carded a 3-over 75 at Parador El Saler in Spain.
Joining the fray were Spaniard Javier Barcos Garbayo, Samuel Slater and Yannick Malik who joined Bovari in second place at 4-under par.
Slater carded the round of the day on Friday, making two eagles and five birdies on his way to a 66 (-6). The Austrialian nearly signed for a 65, narrowly missing a short birdie putt on the 18th hole.
A total of 13 players are within four shots of the lead, including the World Amateur number No. 3, Ludvig Åberg of Sweden, who sits at -1.
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The premier championship in
conducted by the European Golf
which is comprised of 38 member
hole stroke play format. After 54 holes the field is cut
to the leading 60 players and ties. The winner earns
a spot in the British Open.
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