Kristoffer Broberg (1/9 – Outright Winner) will take a commanding eight-stroke lead into the final round of the Dutch Open after posting an 11-under-par course-record score of 61 on Saturday.
The Swede, who had held a narrow one-shot advantage heading into his third round, flew out the blocks in Cromvoirt, carding an eagle and four birdies in his opening six holes.
The 35-year-old then recovered from dropping the only shot of his round at the par fourth ninth, by notching further gains at the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th to raise hopes that he could record just the second ever sub-60 score on the European Tour.
A par at the last meant Broberg missed out on that record-equalling score, but he was still able to finish the day on 23-under-par for the tournament, eight shots clear of nearest rival Marcus Helligkilde (12/1 to win event), while three players, Matthias Schmid (20/1), Alejandro Canizares (33/1) and Richard Mansell (22/1), are a further stroke back.
Broberg certainly appears to be well placed to land his second European Tour title, nearly five years on from his maiden success at the 2015 BMW Masters.
However, the world number 772 is not counting his chickens just yet, as he has faced a difficult period since his last Tour victory, featuring in just 11 events between 2018 and 2020 due to both hip and knee injuries.
“I am just going to take one shot at a time and I’ll watch the leaderboard to see what the guys do but just play my own game. Keep it simple,” Broberg told the European Tour website.