Jamieson vows to rise to challenge of landing biggest prize of career
SCOTT JAMIESON will go in search of the biggest title of his career when he takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player today.
The Scotsman won the weather-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in the 2013 European Tour season but taking home a cheque for just under £940,000 and a first Rolex Series trophy in Sun City would dwarf that achievement and boost his chances of making Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder Cup team next year.
A bogey-free 67 moved the 33-year-old to eight under and a narrow advantage over France’s Victor Dubuisson, who signed for a 71 after holding a two-shot overnight lead.
Jamieson was a picture of consistency as he made birdies on the second, fourth, ninth, 13th and 14th.
‘It’s exciting,’ said. ‘I’m in a good position, tomorrow will be a new challenge. Still an awful long way to go but if I can obviously do what I did today, I’ll be in with a good shout.
‘It would be the biggest moment of my career. I’ve got to see if I can step up to the challenge.’
Two-time major championship winner Martin Kaymer was at five under alongside home favourite Branden Grace, with another South African in Haydn Porteous and Italian Francesco Molinari two shots further back.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood would take the Race to Dubai title with a win this afternoon but he is sitting six shots off the lead after a third-round 67.
Shane Lowry is still faring the best of the trio of Irish in Sun City, with yesterday’s 72 from the Clara man keeping him tied 14th, seven shots off the leader.
Padraig Harrington went a shot lower than Lowry but his 71 could have been a great deal better only for a doublebogey six on the 17th and the Dubliner fell back to tied 26th.
Paul Dunne carded a 73, his best of the week after rounds of 74 and 76, but it keeps him struggling at the back of the star-studded field.
CHASE: Shane Lowry is seven off the pace