Gar­cia’s on new ti­tle Serg

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SER­GIO GAR­CIA con­tin­ued his remarkable re­cent run of form as he opened up a two-shot lead head­ing into the fi­nal round of the Ned­bank Golf Chal­lenge in South Africa.

The Spa­niard’s play in the early part of this year was so poor that some saw him as a risky se­lec­tion for a Ryder Cup wild­card.

But he has not looked back since be­ing se­lected by Europe cap­tain Thomas Bjorn.

He fin­ished in the top 10 at the Por­tu­gal Masters, won three points in the vic­tory at Le Golf Na­tional to be­come the com­pe­ti­tion’s all-time high­est points scorer and then suc­cess­fully de­fended his ti­tle at the An­dalu­cia Valder­rama Masters.

Gar­cia (above) led af­ter days one and two in Sun City and a third-round 71 moved him to 10 un­der, two shots clear of Louis Oosthuizen.

“It’s go­ing to be tough, there’s no doubt about that,” Gar­cia said.

“But it’s great to come with some good mo­men­tum, play­ing nicely and in the lead. It should be a fun day.”

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