Saturday, December 05, 2009

Goosen goes two shots clear in Nedbank Challenge

Retief Goosen extended his lead at the Nedbank Challenge to two shots with a five-under-par third round of 67 at Gary Player Country Club, Sun City, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The former US Open champion is two shots clear of Australian Robert Allenby and Argentinian Angel Cabrera.
Goosen missed a couple of easy birdie putts but holed a 25-footer from the fringe for an eagle on the ninth. He added three birdies to sit at 12-under 204.
Allenby and Cabrera both shot a 68.
Rory McIlroy, who struggled during the first two days, withdrew before the third round with a stomach ailment.
Nick Watney of the United States had the best round of the tournament, equalling the course record with a nine-under 63. Watney had a flawless round with nine birdies, but is still five shots behind Goosen in a tie for sixth with Tim Clark.
Ross Fisher of England shot a 66 to climb into a tie for fourth with defending champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who missed a number of easy putts and settled for a 70.
Par 216 (3x72)
204 R Goosen 69 69 67.
206 R Allenby 68 70 68, A Cabrera 71 67 68.
208 R Fisher 73 69 66, H Stenson 70 68 70.
209 N Watney 73 73 63, T Clark 69 72 68.
211 L Donald 72 71 68.
213 R Karlsson 70 72 71, H Mahan 70 71 72.
217 R Sterne 72 75 70.
Retired: R McIlroy 73 76 - .



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