The Scots Grant Forrest and Calum Hill share the leadership in the Hero Open, of the European golf circuit, and in the absence of a day they only surpass the Spanish Santiago Tarrío, third solo.
Grant Forrest, 28, reached the lead, albeit shared, thanks to a 62-shot great lap with which he equaled the field record set the day before by Dane Lucas Bjerregaard.
Despite starting with bogey on hole 1, Forrest, 337 in the world and hunting for his first title, suddenly came back sixteen places thanks to the fact that he later brought out his best game with up to eleven birdies and not a single error in the Scottish Fairmont St Andrews.
Calum Hill, 26, who was the first leader on Thursday, returned to the top with a lap of 67 (-5) and a birdie on the last hole of his round. He had previously made an eagle and four other birdies for two bogeys. He is also chasing his first major title after winning three on the second European circuit, the Challenge.
The Scottish duo faces the final day with 198 total hits (18 under par), just one less than Santiago Tarrío.
Touro’s from A Coruña delivered a card of 67 hits (5 below). After an error in the form of a bogey on hole 2, Tarrío, 30 years old and 122 in the world, chained four birdies in a row between 3 and 6, and finished with another two in a row, at 17 and 18.
This year’s champion of the Challenge tournaments in Spain and the Czech Republic, will go out this Sunday in search of his first title on the European Tour.
Bjerregaard, who started the day as the leader, is now fourth two strokes and tied with another Scotsman, David Law.
In addition, Álvaro Quirós marches with -8, Eduardo de la Riva with .7, Olympian Jorge Campillo and Adrión Otaegui with -4, Carlos Pigem with -1 and Alejandro Cañizares, at par.
They could not make the cut after the second round Nacho Elvira, Sebastián García Rodríguez, Gonzalo Fernández Castaó, Emilio Cuartero and Pep Angles.