Saturday, November 12, 2016

S Korean Wang leads by three at Nedbank 

Challenge after a 64 for 11-under 205

Jeunghun Wang will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player after producing a flawless 64 in tough conditions at Sun City, South Africa today.
The South Korean fired an eagle and six birdies on day three to move to 11 under par, three strokes ahead of home favourite Louis Oosthuizen.
England's Andy Sullivan is a further shot back in third after mixing six birdies with two bogeys in his third-round 68.
Wang began the day five shots adrift of halfway leader Alex Noren after following up Thursday's 68 with a 73 on Friday.
But the two-time European Tour winner closed the gap, courtesy of birdies at the first and second holes.
The 21 year old then chipped in from just off the green for a birdie at the fourth before picking up another shot at the sixth to get to seven under.
And when Noren carded a double bogey at the third, Wang found himself tied at the top with Oosthuizen.
After coming within a few feet of getting an albatross at the long tenth, he tapped in for an eagle to move to nine under before holing his very quick birdie putt at the 11th to extend his lead to three strokes.
Wang then made a series of important par saves on the back nine before effortlessly knocking in his 18-foot birdie putt at the last to get to 11 under.
Wang was thrilled with his score on day three. He said: "I'm so happy that I shot 64 and I'm more happy that I didn't have any bogeys today.
"I shot eight under on this course in this wind, I still cannot believe it.
"I don't want to think about any win. I just want to focus on the last 18 holes. I'll just try to do the same as today."
Oosthuizen, starting the day two shots off the lead, reached the turn in 36 after carding a birdie at the second and a bogey at the eighth.
After beginning his back nine with another gain at the tenth, Oosthuizen holed his tricky birdie putt at the 13th to get to eight under.
The 34 year old picked up another shot at the 15th before sending his tee shot at the short 16th to within a foot of the hole and knocking in for a birdie to join Wang at the top of the leaderboard.

But Oosthuizen finished his third round with back-to-back bogeys to finish the day trailing the leader by three.
After his round, Oosthuizen said: "It was a tough day again. The wind was even worse than yesterday. I played well. I would have been a lot calmer right now if I was one behind. But I played nicely.
"It's not nice finishing like that, but I'm hitting it well. So I'm looking forward to tomorrow."
Noren and Branden Grace are in a tie for fourth on five under, while Henrik Stenson, who sits top of the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex, is another shot back after his third-round 69.

par 216 (3x72)
205 Jeunghun Wang (S Korea) 68 73 65
208 Louis Oosthuizen (S Africa) 72 66 70
209 Andy Sullivan (England) 72 69 68
211 Alex Noren (Sweden) 69 67 75, Branden Grace (S Africa) 71 69 71.

216 Richie Ramsay 69 76 73 (T25)
223 Marc Warren 75 73 75 (T47)
227 David Drysdale 76 75 76 (T62)





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