Edoardo Molinari torched Glendower GC on Saturday, eventually carding a flawless course record-equalling 9-under-par 33-30=63, good enough for T5 on 12-under 204, five back of the leader Graeme Storm heading into the final round.
The Italian has endured a tough two and a half years, stretching back to his T4 in the Wales Open of late 2014. Since then he has made 54 starts and never returned to the top ten. But his last start, T14 in the Hong Kong Open, was his best effort in that run and he's now on track to improve on it. If the front nine was solidly impressive, with red numbers at the 2nd, 6th and 8th, the back nine was all fireworks. He blitzed five straight birdies from the 11th and added another for good measure at the 17th. He shares T5 with five others and they not only trail Storm, but Rory McIlroy who remains the favorite, in solo second, three back of the leader. Jan 14 - 9:39 AM