Ris­ing star Wang Je­unghun takes the lead in Sun City

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South Korea’s Wang Je­unghun jumped to the top of the leader­board af­ter three rounds at the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge as he pro­duced the only bo­gey free round of the day in South Africa. The 21-year-old moved to 11un­der and will take a three shot lead into to­day’s fi­nal round as he bids to win a third Euro­pean Tour ti­tle of the sea­son. Wang was just 20 when he be­came the youngest player in Euro­pean Tour his­tory to win con­sec­u­tive events ear­lier this sea­son af­ter vic­to­ries in the Has­san Tro­phy in Morocco and the AfrAsia Bank Mau­ri­tius Open. Now he will hope he can hold off a fi­nal day charge from home favourite Louis Oosthuizen who bo­geyed the 17th and 18th to fall three be­hind Wang. The world No. 91 birdied the first, sec­ond, fourth and sixth to reach the turn in 32 be­fore a bril­liant ap­proach to the par-five 10th set up an eagle from just three feet. He duly con­verted be­fore mak­ing fur­ther birdies at the 11th and the 18th for a flaw­less round of 64. “I hit it re­ally well. I was try­ing to save pars and make birdies and it was a fan­tas­tic round,” said Wang. Four shots be­hind Wang is Andy Sul­li­van who moved to third place thanks to a round of 68 that in­cluded six birdies and two bo­geys. The English­man moved up four places to 11th in the Race to Dubai rank­ings and will hope he can fight for the ti­tle on the fi­nal day in or­der to break into the top 10. Mean­while, Race to Dubai leader Hen­rik Sten­son is tied for sixth af­ter a round of 69 saw him move to 4-un­der. The Swede is bid­ding to land the ti­tle ahead of Danny Wil­lett, who is tied for 16th on level par.

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