Jon Rahm opens up five-shot lead at Open de Espana

By surging into a lead to Madrid jon Rahm place himself in pole position for a Open de Espana title defence.
Rahm submitted five birdies and an eagle in an unbelievable back nine to card an eight-under 63, the days lowest round, and also pull clear of the chasing bunch on home land.
The world No 5 challenge comes out of Spanish duo Rafa Cabrera Bello and Samuel Del Val, who discuss second on 12 under, together with Jens Dantorp a further stroke back in fourth after a 65.
Ive got a excellent opportunity to defend this title, Rahm said. I am feeling great so hopefully I can continue doing what I am doing, hitting it great off the tee hitting good iron shots, and the remainder will take care of itself
Rahm wrapped in a six-footer at the par-three third and followed a tap-in birdie to catch the Directly benefit.
Rahm carded a three-putt bogey and failed to get up and down off the next green to fall the next shot and get to the flip two off the pace to start a back nine by holing a 25-foot birdie.
Prior to extending his lead having a remarkable eagle from the center of the 16th fairway, the Spaniard then went on a run of four successive birdies all from inside six feet.
His lead climbed to five his third-round 69 shut with a bogey although Rahm was unable to add over the stretch, ending with back pars.
Rafa Cabrera Bello posted a one-under 70 although Adri Arnaus signed to get a one-over 72 to drop at a share of fifth with Zander Lombard and Jason Scrivener to join Del Val on 12 under.
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