Scott Hend one off lead in Dutch Open

Staff WritersAP
Australian Scott Hend is one shot from the lead going into the final round of the Dutch Open.
Camera IconAustralian Scott Hend is one shot from the lead going into the final round of the Dutch Open. Credit: EPA

Australian veteran Scott Hend is just one shot from the lead heading into the final round of the DP World Tour's Dutch Open.

The 48-year-old Queenslander made up ground on Saturday with a third round of four-under 68 including four birdies and an eagle at Bernardus Golf.

Hend could have led had he not made a double bogey on the par 4 14th for a second day in a row.

England's Matt Wallace (70 and France's Victor Perez (69) share the lead at 10 under in a tight contest where two shots separate the top nine.

Hend is tied third with in-form New Zealander Ryan Fox (70), Italy's Guido Migliozzi (70), and Sweden's Sebastian Soderberg (68).

Third-round leader Ricardo Gouveia, seeking his first European tour title, dropped into a share of seventh place on 8 under after carding 74 -- eight strokes worse than he shot on Friday.

Wallace won three events in a six-month span in 2018, taking him up to four in total, and hasn't had a title since.

Perez's only win was at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2019.

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