Saturday 08


Karlberg confident of ending winless run

3rd August 2019, 18:34 by Tom Hill

Sweden's Rikard Karlberg is now just one round away from a remarkable victory at the Vierumaki Finnish Challenge.

Karlberg only returned to action at the start of this season after spending six months on the sidelines with a serious infection.

He started the third round with a narrow lead and that will continue into Sunday's final round. Karlberg shot a round of 68 to move on to 13-under par, with the 32-year-old firing home four birdies to settle the nerves.

Karlberg did drop shots on the 15th and 16th although he responded by making birdies at the final two holes.

He now leads South Africa's Bryce Easton by one shot, while Mark Young and Roope Kakko are in a share of third on 11-under.

Karlberg told the European Tour: "The last few tournaments I've played on the main tour, I started to feel like I had the game to compete again but the edge was just missing.

"After not playing for over year it's taken a little while to try and find my game again, but the result in Austria proved to me that I could challenge. I feel that I am now in a position where I can go out there and play my best golf.

"With the leaderboard so closely packed I'm going to need to go low out there again tomorrow, so I'm just trying to be as relaxed as I was today and see what happens."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

More Golf

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Doyle excited by Al Sagar partnership potential

7th August 2020, 16:38

Hollie Doyle hopes her recent designation as first jockey to Imad Al Sagar will continue to bear fruit as she targets a first Group success.

Horse Racing

Vaughan takes parting shot at authorities

7th August 2020, 16:37

Departing trainer Ed Vaughan says racing must do more to protect owners if they are to avoid a potential exodus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Horse Racing

Alpine Star heading to Deauville

6th August 2020, 15:01

Coronation Stakes champion Alpine Star is heading to Deauville for the Prix Jacques Le Marois, according to connections.

Horse Racing

Prize money cut for Ascot showpiece

6th August 2020, 14:44

Prize money for British Champions Day at Ascot on October 17 has been cut by 40% as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit racing.

Horse Racing

Coleman set for spell on the sidelines

5th August 2020, 18:02

Jockey Aiden Coleman has confirmed he will not ride until October after suffering a fractured arm.

Horse Racing

O'Meara ready to skip Irish trip

5th August 2020, 18:02

Trainer David O'Meara has confirmed he is not looking to run Summerghand in this weekend's Group Three Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh.

Horse Racing

Marquand wary of Buick threat

4th August 2020, 14:53

Tom Marquand believes William Buick will be his biggest rival when it comes to winning this year's British Flat Jockeys' championship.

Horse Racing

Godolphin duo to swerve Melbourne Cup

4th August 2020, 11:45

Godolphin duo Charlie Appleby and Saeed bin Suroor have confirmed they will not be sending any horses to compete in this year's Melbourne Cup.