MUNICH, GERMANY (JUNE 22, 2013) (IMG/PGA EUROPEAN TOUR) - British Open champion Ernie Els was joined by France's Alexander Levy and Swede Alex Noren in a three-way tie at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 15-under-par after the rain-affected third round of the BMW International Open inMunich on Saturday (June 22).
Els started the day a shot ahead of Levy and England's Matthew Baldwin, but after play had been delayed by two hours and 20 minutes by heavy rain, the four-times Major winner had several three-putts in his third round before recovering strongly with three birdies in his last five holes for a three-under-par 69.
Qualifying School graduate Levy made four birdies and two bogeys for a round of 68.
Noren started the day three adrift, but made four birdies on the front nine. He birdied the 11th but bogeyed the 15th. At the par 4 16th, Noren holed a 25-foot eagle putt to finish in the leading group.
American Peter Uihlein lies sixth on his own at 13 under, but a group of five players sit just three off the lead on 12-under-par including home favourite Martin Kaymerand South African Brandon Stone.
Scores from the European Tour BMW International Open at the par-72 course on Saturday in Munich
201 Alexander Noren (Sweden) 64 71 66
Alexander Levy (France) 65 68 68
Matthew Baldwin (Britain) 64 69 69
203 Peter Uihlein (U.S.) 70 66 67
Joost Luiten (Netherlands) 69 68 67
Danny Willett (Britain) 69 65 70