Mallorca Golf Open R3: Laurie Canter and Andrew "Beef" Johnston stuck in neutral

The British players endured testing times on day three of the Mallorca Golf Open on the European Tour. 

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Sat, 23 Oct 2021

Mallorca Golf Open R3: Laurie Canter and Andrew "Beef" Johnston stuck in neutral

The leading British players endured testing times on day three of the Mallorca Golf Open as Denmark's Jeff Winther went low. 

Laurie Canter is still searching for his first win on the European Tour and he struggled to get anything going on Saturday. 

He flirted with finishing strongly and found a birdie at 17 but dropped one at 18 and closed out with a level-par 70 to finish on 6-under par. 

Canter is trying to chase down Winther who has the clubhouse lead at 15-under and holds a two-stroke advantage on Spain's Jorge Campillo. 

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Winther, 33, shot a stunning, bogey-free 62 which included five birdies on the back nine. 

Three of those birdies came from the 16th onwards. 

Campillo (13-under), Sebastian Soderberg (12-under) are also in the hunt alongside Alvaro Quiros (12-under). 

Andrew Johnston signed for an impressive opening round of 66 at the Golf Santa Ponsa. 

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He followed that with a 71 and sits at 6-under through 54 holes after he shot a 67 on day three and is some way off the lead. 

Italy's Renato Paratore is well-placed for a Sunday charge with a 7-under total (68, 71, 64). 

As is England's Jack Senior who finds himself inside the top-10. 

If Winther were to win it would be his first ever victory on the European Tour.

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The field may be missing some big players but the tournament has provided some fantastic entertainment. 

Canter got his glove signed by Thomas Pieters and then proceeded to go low on day two. 

Martin Kaymer chipped in and then a fan reacted hilariously by giving a double thumbs up to the camera. 

Richard Mansell hit the recovery shot of his life when he chipped over a path, under a tree, into the rough and judged it perfectly into the hole.

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