American John Catlin makes two-shot lead into Andalucia Masters final round

American golf player John Catlin will make a two-shot lead into the final round of the Andalucia Masters.

Overnight leader Catlin shot two birdies and three bogeys in a third round 1-more than 72 on Saturday, with Martin Kaymer (69) in second place.

Jamie Donaldson (73) and Lorenzo Gagli (71) are both three strokes behind Catlin at Valderrama, the famously extreme 1997 Ryder Cup venue.

The 29-year-old Catlin is focusing on his first European Tour win subsequent to having won four on the Asian Tour.

“It’s very difficult to win, it doesn’t matter what tour you’re on,” said Catlin. “Having that winning experience gives me a lot of confidence so I’m going go out, give it my all and see where everything lands.”

For Kaymer, a two-time major winner, this competition has additional significance: “Winning in Valderrama was always one of my goals, one of my dreams. To win here would be something very special.”