Aiming to seal his place at the Ryder Cup, Matt Fitzpatrick has doubled his lead at the European Masters to two shots after the third round.
Fitzpatrick played the par-4 18th hole perfectly and sank a six-foot birdie putt to card a three-under-par round of 67. He has a 15-under total of 195 at sun-soaked Crans-sur-Sierre club in the Swiss Alps.
The 2022 US Open champion needs to finish better than seventh alone to take the third and final qualifying place via the World Points List for Europe's Ryder Cup team. Tommy Fleetwood holds third place, but is not playing this week.
Fitzpatrick leads by two strokes from Alexander Björk, his playing partner on Saturday who shot 68, plus a second Swede, Ludvig Saberg (66), and Connor Syme (65).
Alex Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of Matt, is a shot further back tied for fifth with Nicolai Højgaard. They made 68 and 66, respectively.
Matt Fitzpatrick briefly ceded the lead to Björk when making double bogey at the par-3 13th – hooking his tee shot into green-side water – but fired three birdies in the closing five holes.
"That was really important. It could have easily unravelled," Fitzpatrick said of his late-round rally.
The European Masters often has a tight finish: the past nine editions have been won either in a playoff or by one stroke.
Fitzpatrick's 2017 and '18 victories were in playoffs, and a third title in the mountains would match Spanish great Seve Ballesteros.
The European Masters is the the European team's last qualifying event for the Ryder Cup which opens at the end of the month.
A final automatic place on the European Points List is also there to be won on Sunday. Robert MacIntyre holds that place and the Scot shot a level-par 70 on Saturday to be three under.
Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton are already-qualified with captain Luke Donald making six picks on Monday.