Sole leader after the second round, Jordan Smith now shares the lead of the French Open with Ewen Ferguson. Julien Brun remained in the top 10 and Adrien Saddier moved up to 12th place.
His day was worse than the day before, but Jordan Smith is still leader of the French Open. Author of the best card during the second round (64), the Englishman signed a score of 70 (-1) this Saturday. After an ideal start to the game with two birdies in the first five holes, the 30-year-old was forced to drop a ball at No. 7. A double bogey when he was four shots ahead of his closest pursuer to reignite the suspense in the tournament.
Despite everything, the Bath native remained at the top of the leaderboard throughout the day. He was only briefly joined by Ewen Ferguson after his bogey at 12 and the Scot’s 20-metre putt at 13. Thanks to his fifth birdie at hole 14, the two-time winner on the DP World Tour was then detached again. But hole n°18 of the Albatross once again played its decisive role. A bogey and Jordan Smith returned to the clubhouse with the same score as Ewen Ferguson at -13 total.