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Following another day of high drama at the Aphrodite Hills
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Another day of high drama at the Aphrodite Hills Cyprus Showdown ended with 19 players progressing to the final-day shoot-out in Cyprus, where Johannes Veerman and Matthew Jordan signed for the lowest rounds of the day while Gavin Green was among those players to produce an eleventh-hour salvo to make it through to Sunday.
The tee was moved forward on the par five 18th hole for round three in Paphos, making for numerous nail-biting moments as players chased the third round cut in the unique format - with the scores reset after the opening two rounds and again after the third.
American Veerman and Englishman Jordan will enter the crucial finale brimming with confidence after the duo signed for seven under rounds of 64, Veerman's flawless round finishing with an eagle three and Jordan's score coming despite a bogey six on the third hole. “I played really well today. Again, bogey-free. Not that many bad shots, I made a lot of putts and my short game was consistent. I played really solidly," said Veerman following his round. "It was a lot more stress-free. It was weird, the last two holes it was quite nice, you can enjoy it a bit. I certainly prefer to do it that way than yesterday," said Jordan.
Green produced a moment of magic down the last to ensure his pathway was secured - the Malaysian's drive found the left rough but a stunning approach left him with a simple two-putt to make the cut on the line, having birdied three of the final four holes.
Englishman Steven Brown and Jorge Campillo also made it through thanks to dramatic last-ditch efforts, Brown birdieing the final two holes to make it by one while Campillo had a long wait before making it on the cut-line - after the Spaniard lipped out for eagle at the last before tapping in for a crucial birdie.
As the low scorers on the third day, Veerman and Jordan will tee off in the first group of Sunday's final round alongside Germany's Bernd Ritthammer.