Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extend lead in World Cup of Golf

Belgian duo Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extend lead in World Cup of Golf ahead of final round

  • Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry sit 19-under par at the Metropolitan Golf Club
  • Belgian pair sit five shots ahead of Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Roberto Diaz
  • Three countries on 13-under, including England’s Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter

Press Association Sport Staff

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extended their lead ahead of the final round of the World Cup of Golf, shooting an impressive 63 in the fourballs.

The Belgian pair sit 19-under par at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne with an almost flawless round, including an eagle on the par-five ninth.

They sit five shots ahead of Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Roberto Diaz, who climbed five places to tie for second with a round of 65.

Belgium's Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extended their lead in the World Cup of Golf

Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry extended their lead in the World Cup of Golf

Pieters of Belgium plays out of bunker during day three at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne

Pieters of Belgium plays out of bunker during day three at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne

On day two, Ancer and Diaz moved up 13 places to seventh after finishing two-under in the best round of the day.

They sit alongside Italian pair Andrea Pavan and Renato Paratore and South Korea’s An Byeong-hun and Kim Si-woo on 14-under par.

Three countries sit tied for fifth on 13-under – Alexander Bjork and Joakim Lagergren of Sweden, Australian pair Cameron Smith and Marc Leishman and England duo Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter.

Reigning champions Denmark, represented by Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen, are tied for 11th on 10-under, a shot behind Scotland’s Russell Knox and Martin Laird and Irish pair Shane Lowry and Paul Dunne.

Belgian pair sit five shots ahead of Mexico's Abraham Ancer (pictured) and Roberto Diaz

Belgian pair sit five shots ahead of Mexico’s Abraham Ancer (pictured) and Roberto Diaz

 


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