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Schwartzel on track for title

2013-11-30 17:56
Charl Schwartzel (AFP)

Johannesburg - South Africa's Charl Schwartzel opened up a two shot lead following the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship on Saturday, as he remained on track to defend his title.

The Johannesburg native and 2011 Masters champion crushed the field last year on the Leopard Creek par-72 layout when he won by 12 strokes, just one week after winning the Thailand Open by 11 shots.

A bogey free round of 67 that included five birdies put Schwartzel top of the leaderboard on 13 under with England's Richard Finch alone in second and Frenchman Victor Riu on ten under, with his compatriot Romain Wattel a further shot back.

Denmark's Morten Orum Madsen, who narrowly defeated Schwartzel last week at the South African Open, and began the day as overnight leader, plummeted down the leaderboard with a disastrous 79 to fall out of contention.

Leaderboard:

203 - Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 68 68 67
205 - Richard Finch (Britain) 68 70 67
206 - Victor Riu (France) 68 71 67
207 - Romain Wattel (France) 70 69 68
208 - Soren Hansen (Denmark) 72 65 71
209 - Hennie Otto (South Africa) 69 71 69 Ross Fisher (Britain) 72 65 72
210 - Carlos Del Moral (Spain) 73 71 66 Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 73 69 68 Tyrone Van Aswegen (South Africa) 70 68 72
211 - Lucas Bjerregaard (Denmark) 72 72 67 Alejandro Canizares (Spain) 74 69 68 Garth Mulroy (South Africa) 76 67 68 Simon Dyson (Britain) 72 69 70
212 - Kevin Phelan (Ireland) 70 74 68 Allan Versfeld (South Africa) 66 77 69 Simon Wakefield (Britain) 74 68 70 Ricardo Santos (Portugal) 66 74 72 David Drysdale (Britain) 68 72 72 Danny Willett (Britain) 69 70 73
213 - Brinson Paolini (U.S.) 73 71 69 Warren Abery (South Africa) 73 71 69 Andy Sullivan (Britain) 71 72 70 James Kingston (South Africa) 69 74 70 Charl Coetzee (South Africa) 70 72 71 Niclas Fasth (Sweden) 72 68 73 Titch Moore (South Africa) 71 69 73 Kim Si-Hwan (South Korea) 70 69 74 Michael Hollick (South Africa) 69 70 74
214 - Alex Haindl (South Africa) 71 73 70 Matthew Nixon (Britain) 72 71 71 Magnus Carlsson (Sweden) 70 72 72 Garrick Porteous (Britain) 71 69 74
215 - Gareth Maybin (Britain) 69 75 71 Andrew Curlewis (South Africa) 70 73 72 Adrien Saddier (France) 72 71 72 Jaco Van Zyl (South Africa) 70 72 73 Alexander Levy (France) 73 68 74 Jorge Campillo (Spain) 70 70 75 Morten Madsen (Denmark) 65 71 79
216 - Hendrik Buhrmann (South Africa) 72 72 72 Oliver Fisher (Britain) 71 73 72 Yubin Jung (South Africa) 73 70 73 Ruan De Smidt (South Africa) 69 74 73 Jens Dantorp (Sweden) 70 71 75
217 - Robert Rock (Britain) 75 69 73 Jacques Blaauw (South Africa) 76 68 73 Steve Webster (Britain) 71 73 73 Daniel Brooks (Britain) 70 74 73 John Parry (Britain) 70 73 74 Andrea Pavan (Italy) 72 71 74 Francois Calmels (France) 74 68 75 Ryan Cairns (Zimbabwe) 70 71 76 Graeme Storm (Britain) 72 68 77
218 - Damien McGrane (Ireland) 72 72 74 Tjaart Van der Walt (South Africa) 70 74 74 Chris Doak (Britain) 69 73 76
219 - Lee Slattery (Britain) 73 71 75 JG Claassen (South Africa) 70 73 76 Haydn Porteous (South Africa) 72 69 78
221 - Jaco Ahlers (South Africa) 71 71 79
222 - Johan Carlsson (Sweden) 73 70 79
223 - Justin Walters (South Africa) 76 68 79 Jbe Kruger (South Africa) 74 68 81 Tyrone Ferreira (South Africa) 72 70 81
224 - JJ Senekal (South Africa) 72 72 80 231 Mark Williams (South Africa) 76 68 87

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