BMW PGA Championship – third round
-16 L Aberg (Swe);-14 C Syme (Sco), T Fleetwood (Eng);-13 C Shinkwin (Eng), R Fox (Aus);-12 J Rahm (Spa)
Selected others:-11 T Hatton (Eng), M Helligkilde (Den);-10 R Hoshino (Jpn), T Dentry (Bel);-9 S Lowry (Ire), R Ramsey (Sco);-6 R McIlroy (NI)
Ludvig Aberg of Sweden leads going into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship, closing on 16 under par, two shots clear of Scot Connor Syme and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood.
Callum Shinkwin and Ryan Fox are one shot further back on 13 under.
Just six shots separate the top 12 contenders.
World number two Jon Rahm, who has finished second on both previous appearances at Wentworth, is 12 under after a third round 66.
Aberg, who only turned professional in June and is part of Europe’s team for the Ryder Cup later this month, also shot 66 in pursuit of back to back DP World Tour titles.
The 23-year-old fired in an eagle and five birdies, and his only black mark was on the 13th where he holed a 35-foot putt to limit the damage to a bogey.
“[Wentworth] is one of the biggest events on the DP World Tour, it’s been like that for a long time,” Aberg said.
“I’ve got memories of Alex [Noren] winning here when he hit an unbelievable shot into 18. It’s really cool to see myself up there. I have to pinch myself in the arm every now and then, but it’s quite cool.
“I think expectations just changed after Switzerland in terms of knowing I can do it. Even though I’ve won in college quite a bit it is different, whether you like it or not, to win on the pro stage and it was pretty cool to do that.
“I could tell myself that I could do it and was good enough and hopefully I’ll be able to do that tomorrow too.”
Aberg also admitted that winning the PGA Tour is “very, very high” on his list of ambitions.