Nico Colsaerts has put in some good work on the course and in the gym this week in Paris, on the DP World Tour. Image Credit: Supplied

I have just finished my third round of one over par 72 for a one under par 54-hole total of 212, in the €3 million Open de France, at Le Golf National in Paris, on the DP World Tour.

I am currently lying in tied 48th place with many players still to finish on the course.

My playing partners for today’s round were Andrew Wilson and my fellow Dubai based mate Adrian Otaegui (Spain). We teed off the first tee at 10.38 am.

I was quick out of the blocks starting: birdie - par – birdie.

Back nine

A double on hole seven where I was three off the tee was followed by a bounce back birdie on the par 3 eighth.

On the back nine I continued some strong form with birdies on hole 11 and 15 to stand on the 17th tee three under par for the round.

I then finished the last two holes bogey – triple to hand in a card for 72 against a par of 71.

This was a hugely disappointing finish and has left me deflated.

When I cool down later on, I will reflect on some good golf all week, and perhaps, one of the most satisfying statistics so far this week is that I managed five birdie twos so far, pretty impressive on this Le Golf National Course measuring 7,247 yards and playing as a par 71.

My playing partners: Wilson and Otaegui, shot rounds of 66 and 67 respectively.

I was in good company today, I just let it slip in the last 35 minutes of the day.

As I post this Daily Diary Rasmus Hojgaard leads on 11 under par and after a six shot lead after two rounds, now has just a one shot lead for half a dozen holes to play, with Thomas Pieters lurking in his rear mirror.

Looking at Rasmus’ card, I am not the only one suffering out there.

He started with a par on the first, then an eight on the par 3 second, followed by a bogey on hole three. He has settled the ship with three birdies and a bogey.

That is the frustration of finishing with a poor hole on the 54th hole, there is no time to recover, and it can become your sole thought over dinner at night.

I must look at the bigger picture of what I have achieved this week so far.

Excess energy

I have spent some time in the gym this week, maybe I need to go there now to get rid of my excess energy.

Tomorrow will be another day, and an important round in my season to date in an important event for me especially.

I am looking forward to a positive finish in tomorrow’s final round. The weather looks fine, with 10 – 15 mph winds and the chance of the odd shower, but nothing significant.

Speak to you when I finish on Sunday afternoon.

I must stay positive!

- Nicolas Colsaerts, 39 years-old is a Dubai Golden VISA Awardee. He is a three time tournament winner on the DP World, a member of Team Europe in The 2012 Ryder Team in Medinah.