Dean Wilson leads the Canadian Open by four strokes but a magnificent round of 60 from Swede, Pettersson takes him joint second.
Carl Pettersson recorded the tournament record low round with an incredible two eagles and seven birdies. One bogey being the difference between him becoming only the fifth man to break 60 in a tour event. An agonising 30-foot putt which grazed the edge of the hole on the 18th could have been the difference.
“I hit a pretty good 6-iron in there, but the wind sort of got it,” Pettersson said. “And you can’t go past the hole because then you got no chance. And it was actually a difficult putt to get to the hole because it was very steep uphill.”
The Swede now sits just four shots behind leader Wilson who added a third round of 65 to end the day on 15-under and holds the cards heading into the final day.
Pettersson who only just made the cut yesterday is joined by Tim Clark and Bob Estes in second place after they shot 69 and 66 respectively to finish 11-under.
Luke Donald is the highest placed Englishman left, currently at eight-under with a group of nine players who fall seven shots off the lead. However Pettersson has showed this course has low rounds in it so anything is possible heading into the final day.
None of the Canadian amateurs made the cut and just three professional Canadians are present on the final day with Jon Mills, Adam Hadwin who lie in joint 25th and Stephen Ames who is tied for 65th.