Cape Town - Matthew
Southgate, Joost Luiten and Julien Guerrier all share a one-shot lead
as the NBO Oman Open heads into the final round on Sunday.
The trio are all locked on 12-under for the tournament, one shot
ahead of Englishman Chris Wood who is alone in fourth on 11-under, while
Adrian Otaegui and Alexander Levy follow on 10- and nine-under
Guerrier and Luiten earned round of the day honours, both signing for
superb six under 66s around Al Mouj Golf Course in Muscat. Luiten
second consecutive 66 featured just one dropped shot on a card littered
with birdies, while Guerrier enjoyed an eagle on the par five 12th after
he drained a long range putt.
Meanwhile, opening round co-leader Southgate endured a tumultuous
round. Getting off to a flyer with birdies on the opening three holes,
the Englishman then conspired to drop four shots over the next four
holes, including a double bogey seven on the par five seventh.
But Southgate managed to save his round, getting back to even par
with a gain on the ninth before a sublime tee shot set up a short range
birdie on the 11th. Birdies on the 12th and the last saw him card a very
Overnight leader Matthieu Pavon would slip down the leaderboard to T7
with his 75, along with the ever-popular Andrew Johnston.