Nedbank Golf Challenge

'Fighting' Oosthuizen wants to put pressure on leading Lombard

2019-11-16 17:51
Louis Oosthuizen, Zandre Lombard
Louis Oosthuizen and Zandre Lombard (Getty Images)

Sun City - Louis Oosthuizen says that he wants to put pressure on tournament leader Zander Lombard heading into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Oosthuizen carded a 1-under 71 to sit tied for second alongside Belgian Thomas Detry at 10-under par after the third round.

And with just one shot separating them, the 2010 Open Championship winner wants the youngster to know that he will be breathing down his neck.

"I need to give myself more chances on the greens and get decent chances for birdies ... and try put a little pressure on him and just keep in play," Oosthuizen told reporters on Saturday in Sun City.

SA's top ranked golfer was treated for kidney stones on the eve of the tournament and despite feeling discomfort on Friday, Oosthuizen stated that he had no issues on the golf course on Saturday.

"My body is feeling great, I had a great rest last night and I felt great this morning so no issues there. I just need to play better," he said.

READ | 'Frustrated' Van Rooyen eager to go low at Sun City

Only 10 South Africans have won the 'Africa's Major' and Oosthuizen is eager to write his name down in the history books.

"This is a tournament growing up as a kid you watched and wanting to have your name on that trophy," he said.

"It would mean a lot but I need to play a bit better tomorrow."

Leading scores after the third round of the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge on Saturday at the par-72 Gary Player Country Club in Sun City (RSA unless noted):

205 - Zander Lombard 68-65-72

206 - Thomas Detry (BEL) 66-71-69, Louis Oosthuizen 63-72-71

208 - Marcus Kinhult (SWE) 69-69-70, Oliver Wilson (ENG) 69-72-67

210 - Joachim B Hansen (DEN) 69-70-71, Mikko Korhonen (FIN) 70-70-70, Aaron Rai (ENG) 70-69-71, Jason Scrivener (AUS) 69-70-71, Lee Westwood (ENG) 68-73-69, Bernd Wiesberger (AUT) 71-69-70


Read News24’s Comments Policy


Which is your favourite event on the golfing calendar?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.