Olesen seeking final-day waltz in Vienna
July 28, 2012 09:48:09 UK
Thorbjorn Olesen believes his continued good form is an indication of how far he has come this year as he attempts to close out his second victory of the season at the Austrian Open.
The rising star from Denmark, who is 13.00 to win the tournament, will take a three-stroke lead into the final day at Atzenbrugg, near Vienna, after carding a second successive 68.
The fact that I'm feeling slightly disappointed with a 68 is probably a good sign.Thorbjorn Olesen
Olesen produced his best-ever finish in a Major last week when he overcame tricky final day conditions to finish joint-ninth at the Open Championship at Royal Lytham.
Having won in Sicily earlier in the year, he has proved he knows how to close out victory and he believes he is capable of playing even better.
Talking about his third round, Olesen said: "I didn't hit the ball as well I did the first two days. I still had some good opportunities - I could've taken a few more, but the fact that I'm feeling slightly disappointed with a 68 is probably a good sign, because it shows how well I'm playing and how high my expectations are.
"Golf is never easy - of course the fairways are a little bit wider here than they were at Royal Lytham, and you can attack the pins more because of the greens - plus of course there aren't quite as many bunkers here this week! So it's a little bit easier, but you still have to take care on some holes out there."
Olesen's nearest challenger is Swede Rikard Karlberg, who returned a third round 66 in the weather-hit event and is 126.00 to win, followed by the quartet of England's Richard Bland, France's Benjamin Hebert and Thomas Levet and local star Bernd Wiesberger.
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