VILAMOURA, Portugal – Scott Jamieson equaled a European Tour record by shooting a 60, putting him in a four-way tie for second at two strokes behind leader Paul Waring after three rounds of the Portugal Masters on Saturday.
The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. After opening with rounds of 66 and 73 to make the cut by a stroke, he had 11 birdies in the bogey-free round.
Jamieson said that after sinking a birdie on the 13th hole he told his caddie "a few more and we could be part of history."
"I was definitely nervous but thinking about it from the tournament point of view the leaders are going to be a minimum of 16, 17 maybe 18 under going into tomorrow so that kept me going from a pushing point of view," Jamieson said.
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Waring came in with a share of the overnight lead and birdied the 16th and 17th holes on the Oceanico Victoria course to take sole possession of it at 16 under.
Jamieson was 14 under along with Ireland's Simon Thornton (65), Welshman Jamie Donaldson (66), and South Africa's Hennie Otto (69).
Scotland's Chris Doak (69) and Spaniards Pablo Larrazabal (64) and Alvaro Quiros (68) are another shot behind heading into Sunday's final round.