Scottish golfer Scott Jamieson leads the Nedbank Challenge at Sun City on eight under par after day three. He’s one shot ahead of Frenchman Victor Dubuisson who’s on seven under while Branden Grace is the best placed South African on five under.
The wind wasn’t as strong as on day two and scoring conditions were more favourable. There were however some challenging pin placements but Jamieson’s distance control was up to the task. He didn’t drop a single shot and made birdies on the second, fourth and ninth hole to get overnight leader Dubuisson in his sights.
On the back nine, birdies on the thirteenth and fourteenth allowed him to overtake Dubuisson.
Branden Grace made a bogey on the fifth hole and then carded six birdies over his next ten holes to bring him within touching distance of the lead. Unfortunately a bogey on the final hole derailed his round somewhat but he’s still in with a chance after a four under par 68.
Joining him on five under for the tournament is Germany’s Martin Kaymer who carded a second consecutive 69 and he’s also a contender for shot of the day. He has strong competition in that regard from Charl Schwartzel.
In a rollercoaster round, Schwartzel played some spectacular shots but the golfing gods also turned their backs on him at crucial times. On the last hole he was on four under for the tournament when his ball got plugged close to the lip of the greenside bunker.
It resulted in a double bogey and he signed for a level par 72 which left him on two under for the tournament, six shots behind. Louis Oosthuizen is also on two under for the tournament.