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Rasmus Hojgaard
14 July 2016

Rasmus moves ahead with a round to play

Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard takes a one shot lead into the last round of the McGregor Trophy at Royal Ashdown Forest, which promises to be an exciting finale.

The Danish amateur champion (Image © Leaderboard Photography) shot two-under 70 this morning to overtake the halfway leader, Harry Goddard (Hanbury Manor), in the race to win the English U16 boys’ open stroke play championship.

Hojgaard is now two-under for the championship and one ahead of Goddard, who bogeyed 16 and 18 to drop behind. In previous rounds it’s been the Danish player who struggled over the difficult closing holes but this morning he played the back nine in level par.

Behind them is a tightly packed leaderboard with five players within six shots of the lead. 

Italy’s Dylan de Prosperis was the big mover of the morning, shooting four-under 68 to move into third place on level par. “It’s my best-ever round,” said the 15-year-old. “I had just one bogey and had my best golf.” He played the difficult back nine in three-under 33, including a birdie on the tough 17th.

Michael Gilbert (Chelmsford) – who recently won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters - continued his move up the leaderboard with 70, despite a double bogey on 17. He’s one-over for the championship and a shot ahead of Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham) who went round in 73 this morning and also dropped shots on 17 and 18. 

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