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The KLM Open is still anybody’s to win as four players sit atop the leaderboard at 12-under-par with just one round to go.

The KLM Open is still anybody’s to win as four players sit atop the leaderboard at 12-under-par with just one round to go.

Overnight leader Graeme Storm, Pablo Larrazabal, Scott Jamieson and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano are the four men who will take a one-shot lead over Peter Hanson into Sunday.

Having started the day at 11-under, Storm quickly opened up a five-shot lead with birdies at seven, 10 and 12 to give the rest of the field that sinking feeling.

However, things quickly went pear shaped for the Englishman at the Hilversumsche GC as he dropped his first shot on the 13th hole while a wayward drive on 14 led to another bogey.

“I had two bad swings on 13 and 14,” Storm told europeantour.com.

“I had the tournament in the palm of my hand before that, but it should be a good day tomorrow. I’ve only had two bogeys in 54 holes, which is quite impressive.

“It’s difficult leading like I was. I have a lot of things on my mind at the moment with keeping my card, so I’m just looking at getting the best result I can.

“Tomorrow, keeping my card will be in the back of my mind, but I have given myself the chance to win and if I am in there with six holes to go I will go for it.”

The chasing pack made the most of his struggles with Larrazabal birdying five of his last six holes to finish with a six-under-par 64 – the joint best round of the day.

Jamieson and Fernandez-Castano made 66s to join Storm and Larrazabal at the top.

European Ryder Cup member Hanson, though, is still very much in the hunt after picking up birdies on the final two holes to move to 11-under while Richie Ramsey (64) and Danny Willett (66) are two further shots behind.

Henrik Stenson and Nicolas Colsaerts are tied for eighth at eight-under.

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