Sean Crocker gets late eagle to gain two-stroke lead at Hero Open

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Sean Crockers chip-in eagle on the par-5 18th gap gave him a two-stroke lead heading into the ultimate spherical on the Hero Open.

The American, bidding for his first European tour title, completed at 3-under 69 on Saturday to maintain Jens Dantorp of Sweden two pictures behind after three rounds at Fairmont St. Andrews.

Crocker, who began the day with a one-shot lead, moved to 18 underneath for the event as he goes for a wire-to-wire win.

That was a pleasant little bonus on 18. I used to be making an attempt to get it up and down for [birdie] however to see that ball drop was fairly cool, Crocker stated.

He bumped into bother on the par-4 thirteenth when he was within the thick tough after two pictures and close to a wall. He took a drop and settled for a double bogey.

He considered taking part in it, although.

Each time I bought close to that ball I simply may see dangerous issues taking place, he stated. We made the best choice there by taking the drop.

Dantorp is alone in second after a bogey-free 69.

Adrian Otaegui (64) and David Regulation (65) are each three pictures off the lead.

It is good to have slightly little bit of room however I additionally know these gaps will be closed in a short time, Crocker stated. It has been a very long time since Ive held one thing shiny. It could be a pleasant little current.

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