Harry Goddard holds slender lead at golf's BMW Championships

PUBLISHED: 13:44 04 November 2016

WGC golfer Harry Goddard

WGC golfer Harry Goddard

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The 2016 Telegraph BMW Championships looks set to go down to the wire with former Welwyn Garden City Golf Club member Harry Goddard holding a slender one-stroke lead going into the final day's play at Quinta do Lago, Portugal.

Goddard’s second-round 77 has left the boys’ field wide open with 18 holes left to play.

The teenager led by three strokes overnight but his advantage evaporated on the front nine as he struggled to rediscover the rhythm which saw him to a memorable course record 66 on Wednesday.

Tyneside’s James Wilson overcame a triple bogey to eat into Goddard’s lead and will start the final round just one shot back.

Hailed by 2014 European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley as one of junior golf’s Majors, the tournament is being staged for the third year running on Quinta do Lago’s North Course, one of three 18-hole championship courses at the luxury resort.

Officially opened by McGinley in October 2014, the 6,156m-layout has quickly risen to become one of the new stars of European golf, and played a key role in Quinta do Lago be named as Portugal’s best golf resort in Golf World’s inaugural rankings of the Top 100 Resorts in Continental Europe 2016/17.

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