Garrido caught, but hits back

Ignacio Garrido was quick to hit back and retake the lead after being reeled in and caught at Gleneagles today.

Overnight leader Ignacio Garrido was quick to strike back after being reeling in and caught in Saturday’s third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles today (Saturday)

The former Ryder Cup player, part of the winning team against the USA at Valderrama in 1997, was caught first by England’s Mark Foster and then by Dane Thomas Bjorn.

But inn a two shot swing not very much later while when Bjorn failed to get up and down from the sand on the 431-yard third and slipped back to seven under, Garrido made a six-foot birdie putt at the same hole, and went to the front again at 9-under, two ahead of Bjorn and one clear of Foster.

They are battling for a first prize of £233,330 on the course that will host the 2014 Ryder Cup and they weren’t the only ones in contention on ‘moving Saturday’.
Alongside Bjorn in third place on seven under were Dublin’s Peter Lawrie, Italian Lorenzo Gagli and American Anthony Kang.

England’s Irish Open champion Simon Dyson also lurked dangerously in the group one shot further back.

Not so Colin Montgomerie. The Scottish veteran only managed a 77 and on four over was joint-last of those who made the cut.