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Cabrera Bello grabs lead as Rahm loses ground at Spanish Open


Oct 9 (Reuters) – Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello surged right into a two-shot lead with a faultless seven-under 64 as compatriot and world primary Jon Rahm slipped six pictures off the tempo after carding a one-over 72 within the third spherical of the Spanish Open on Saturday.

Cabrera Bello, thrice a winner on the European tour, was in marvellous kind as he made seven birdies in a bogey-free spherical that left him at 17-under for the match at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Rahm, who making an attempt to develop into the primary man since Seve Ballesteros in 1995 to win the Spanish Open 3 times, had a day to overlook after he didn’t get well from a horrible begin.

A bogey and double-bogey on the entrance 9 had been adopted by bogeys on the eleventh and twelfth for the U.S. Open champion, who partially recovered with two profitable birdie putts in his final 5 holes.

Frenchman Julien Guerrier and Spaniard Adri Arnaus had been tied for second at 15-under, with each making expensive bogeys on the again 9 that handed Cabrera Bello a two-shot benefit, whereas England’s Richard Bland continued his effective season with a spherical of 64 that gave him a share of fifth place.

This week is the beginning of three consecutive occasions in Spain on the European Tour, with the Spanish Open adopted by the Andalucia Masters and the Mallorca Golf Open.

Reporting by Dhruv Munjal in Bengaluru, modifying by Pritha Sarkar

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