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Söderberg in Control as He Chases Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed Success

Sebastian Söderberg

Sebastian Söderberg is on the brink of glory as he takes a commanding eight-stroke lead into the final round of the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed.

The Swedish golfer is aiming for his second DP World Tour title and a first professional victory on home soil, a dream that seems within grasp given his current form.

Söderberg’s Stellar Performance

Söderberg, 33, first made headlines with his maiden DP World Tour win at the Omega European Masters almost five years ago.

Since then, he has been a force to reckon with, recently recording two runners-up and a third-place finish in his last four starts.

His consistency and prowess on the course have been nothing short of spectacular.

Starting the third round at Vasatorps Golfklubb with a three-stroke lead, Söderberg wasted no time in extending his advantage.

Birdies on the second and third holes set the tone for his day. He continued his excellent form with additional birdies on the fifth and eighth holes, making the turn at four under par for the day.

The back nine saw Söderberg maintain his momentum. Birdies on the 12th and 13th holes further solidified his lead.

A minor setback came on the par-three 14th, where his short-range putt lipped out, resulting in his only bogey of the tournament thus far.

However, he quickly recovered with another birdie on the 15th, finishing the round with a six under par 66 and a total score of 21 under par.

The Competition

While Söderberg appears to be in a league of his own, his nearest challenger, Scotsman Calum Hill, remains a distant yet formidable competitor.

Hill, who carded a five-under 67, sits in solo second place at 13 under par.

In a tie for third place are Ladies European Tour member Alice Hewson from England, Spaniard Santiago Tarrio, and Sweden’s own Alexander Björk, all at 12 under par.

Their performances have been commendable, but catching up to Söderberg’s remarkable lead will be a monumental task.

Sebastian Söderberg: “It was all-around super solid. A lot of good shots and a lot of good putts, I’ve got nothing to complain about.

“It’s amazing. So many friends and family here. It might not look like I’m taking it all in, but I do.”

“I’ve just been good at staying in my zone and my bubble so far, and that’s what I’ll continue to do tomorrow.”

“I spoke to my brother (after the bogey on 14). We were laughing about it because it had to happen eventually.”

“I can’t believe I went so far without a bogey. I brushed it off right away, hit two good shots and a putt on the next.

“I had a pretty good feeling. I didn’t see (the leaderboard) the last six or seven holes, but before that I saw it a little bit.

“Absolutely (I feel pressure). The weather can be like this and then the margins of error are so much smaller.

I really have to keep playing good golf. Mistakes are going to happen, but as long as I don’t get rattled and stick to my gameplan, hopefully I’ll do alright.”

The Final Stretch

As Söderberg heads into the final round, the pressure mounts. However, his performance so far suggests he is more than capable of handling it.

A victory at the Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed would not only mark his second DP World Tour title but also serve as a triumphant homecoming victory for the Swede.

The Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed has provided a thrilling showcase of golf, with Söderberg’s performance being the highlight.

As he steps onto the course for the final round, all eyes will be on him to see if he can maintain his lead and claim the title.