Oosthuizen grabs share of the lead
Open champ Louis Oosthuizen shares the lead with Markus Brier heading into Sunday’s final round of the Africa Open.
Open champ Louis Oosthuizen shares the lead with Markus Brier heading into Sunday’s final round of the Africa Open after a four-under-par round of 69 on day three handed him a 13-under total in East London.
The reigning Open champion recorded four birdies, an eagle and two bogeys – the second of which frustratingly came on the last – to sit alongside Austrian Brier, who managed a 70 today, on a tournament total 206.
The pair are a shot clear of a quartet of players on 12 under.
Amongst them are Manuel Quiros (68), defending champion Charl Schwartzel (68) as well as South Africans Jaco van Zyl (70) and Jbe’ Kruger (67).
Promising young Englishman Chris Wood also carded a six-under 67 in the third round, an effort that saw him climb to 11 under, alongside Branden Grace (72) and fellow countrymen Ross McGowan (71) and Miles Tunnicliff (72).
Bristol golfer Wood, who shot to fame in 2008 when he was the top amateur at the Open held at Royal Birkdale where he finished fifth, had a wretched start to his round with a bogey on the par-five first.
However, the 23-year-old was back level on his next hole before four further birdies and an eagle helped him come back in some style.
The round of the day belonged to Robert Dinwiddie after he went around the East London Golf Club bogey-free through his 66.
That put him on 10 under overall and kept him in the hunt for the 158,500 euro (£132,989) top prize at the co-sanctioned European and Sunshine Tour event.
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