Sunshine Tour

Six-way tie for lead at Tshwane Open

2015-03-14 16:42
Craig Lee (Getty Images)

Pretoria - Scotland's Craig Lee produced three birdies on his back nine for a third-round 66 to join a group of six players at the top of the leaderboard in the European Tour's Tshwane Open on Saturday.

Lee is nine under par for the tournament, along with South Africans Wallie Coetsee, George Coetzee and Trevor Fisher Jnr., England's David Horsey and overnight leader Adrian Otaegui from Spain, who carded a two over-par 72.

There are 15 players within three shots of the lead, setting up the potential for a thrilling finish on Sunday.

Lee managed six birdies in all, but was pegged back by dropped shots on the first and sixth holes to deny him the outright lead.

His 66 was the joint low round of the day to boost the 37-year-old's bid for a first European Tour victory.

Otaegui carded a remarkable 62 on Friday, but found none of that rhythm in his third round with five bogeys allowing the chasing pack to catch him.

Coetsee and Coetzee both carded 68s, while Fisher Jnr. bogeyed four out of five holes on his front nine but recovered well with five birdies for a 69, the same score as Horsey.

Scores:

201 - Craig Lee (SCO) 67 68 66, Wallie Coetsee (RSA) 64 69 68, George Coetzee (RSA) 67 66 68, Trevor Fisher Jnr (RSA) 66 66 69, David Horsey (ENG) 63 69 69, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 67 62 72

202 - Ockie Strydom (RSA) 66 69 67, Erik van Rooyen (RSA) 66 69 67

203 - Morten Orum Madsen (DEN) 63 72 68, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 65 70 68, Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 66 66 71

204 - Mikael Lundberg (SWE) 70 68 66, Tjaart van der Walt (RSA) 69 69 66, Justin Walters (RSA) 66 71 67, Dean Burmester (RSA) 65 68 71

205 - Robert Rock (ENG) 69 70 66, Eduardo de la Riva (ESP) 71 68 66, Moritz Lampert (GER) 68 70 67, Felipe Aguilar (CHL) 68 69 68, Richard McEvoy (ENG) 70 66 69, Keith Horne (RSA) 65 67 73

206 - Adilson Da Silva (BRA) 70 69 67, Darren Clarke (NIR) 71 67 68, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 68 69 69, Jacques Blaauw (RSA) 72 65 69, Jaco Ahlers (RSA) 69 67 70

207 - Oliver Farr (WAL) 69 70 68, Chris Swanepoel (RSA) 66 72 69, Rhys West (RSA) 70 68 69, Ricardo Gonzalez (ARG) 69 68 70, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 70 67 70, Jared Harvey (RSA) 68 69 70, Merrick Bremner (RSA) 65 66 76

208 - David Howell (ENG) 72 68 68, Michael Hoey (NIR) 70 69 69, Jaco Van Zyl (RSA) 74 65 69, Michael Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 67 71 70, Ulrich van den Berg (RSA) 68 70 70, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 71 67 70, John Parry (ENG) 71 67 70, Dawie Van der Walt (RSA) 67 69 72, Ricardo Santos (POR) 66 68 74

209 - Todd Sinnott (AUS) 71 69 69, Scott Jamieson (SCO) 70 69 70, Jean Hugo (RSA) 71 67 71, Oliver Bekker (RSA) 66 70 73, Anthony Michael (RSA) 68 68 73

210 - Mark Williams (ZIM) 70 70 70, Shaun Norris (RSA) 71 69 70, Byeong-hun An (KOR) 70 70 70, Lucas Bjerregaard (DEN) 71 68 71, Maximilian Kieffer (GER) 71 68 71, Oliver Fisher (ENG) 67 72 71, Joakim Lagergren (SWE) 72 67 71, Pablo Martin Benavides (ESP) 74 64 72, Steve Webster (ENG) 66 71 73, Ross Fisher (ENG) 69 67 74

211 - Andrew Curlewis (RSA) 70 70 71, Doug McGuigan (RSA) 70 70 71, Jason Palmer (ENG) 70 70 71, Seve Benson (ENG) 69 71 71, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 70 68 73, Jake Redman (RSA) 68 69 74, Marco Crespi (ITA) 67 70 74

213 - Vaughn Groenewald (RSA) 67 73 73, Rhys Enoch (WAL) 66 74 73, Toby Tree (ENG) 71 63 79

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