Aug 21st, 2021
Söderberg storms into Czech Masters lead
Swede goes low to lead by one in Prague
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The Swede, who will defend his Omega European Masters title next week at Crans-sur-Sierre, made the turn three-under par before play was halted for half an hour due to waterlogging after heavy rain in the Czech capital.
He then made his move after play resumed, going four under on his next three holes with two birdies and an eagle, before taking the outright lead with his seventh birdie of the day on the 18th, signing for a ten under par total.
“I did play really well. I didn’t really get into trouble, except on 17 and I made a good up and down. It was a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, a few nice putts and a very solid day," said Söderberg.
“I went four-under in three holes right after the rain delay, so it worked out pretty good for me."
The 30-year-old leads Sean Crocker of the United States and Poland’s Adrian Meronk, who both carded five-under-par rounds of 67 to sign for nine-under par totals.
They sit one stroke ahead of 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson, who remains bogey-free after 36 holes on eight-under.