Joost Luiten took the lead in the third round of the British Masters on Sunday. The Dutch golfer can hope for his seventh tournament win on the European Tour at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, although he shares the lead with five other players.
It is hoped for 37-year-old Luiten that he turns a better final round than a week ago at the BMW International Open in Munich. He started the last round in the German city with a three stroke lead, but painfully lost that margin. South African Thriston Lawrence took advantage and took the title.
At the British Masters, Luiten was eighth after the first day thanks to a round of 69 strokes, 3 under par. He dropped to thirteenth place on the second day after a round of 72 strokes.
He needed only 68 strokes (-4) for the third round over eighteen holes at The Belfry. In the standings he leads with -7, the same score as the Italian Guido Migliozzi, the English James Morrison, Oliver Wilson and Andy Sullivan and the Dane Niklas Nørgaard.
The fourth round at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield is Sunday and then Luiten wants to take revenge for last week in Munich. It could be his first tournament victory since February 2018, when he won the NBO Oman Open.