SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands — Carlos Del Moral set a European Tour record of 20 putts in 9-under-par 63 on Saturday for a three-shot lead as former Augusta State golfer Oliver Wilson fell back in the third round of the Madeira Islands Open.
The European Tour confirmed his round as the lowest number of putts for 18 holes in any tour event. The record comes a week after the tour celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Del Moral birdied his last three holes to move to 17-under for the tournament on the Santo da Serra course.
The Valencia-born Del Moral, who is seeking a first win on the European Tour, made nine one-putts over the back nine.
Rookie Joakim Lagergren (70) birdied the 18th hole to move to 14-under, a shot clear of a four-way tie between Mikael Lundberg (64) and Magnus Carlsson (71), Ricardo Santo (68) and Wilson (72).
Wilson started the day with the lead after bogey-free rounds of 66-65. Wilson had three bogeys on Saturday.