Garcia’s lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen
Sergio Garcia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen’s got within a shot of the Spaniard at the Nedbank Golf Challenge on Friday.
Garcia’s 1-under 71 in Sun City, South Africa, moved him to 9-under 135 overall, but his four-shot advantage from the first day disappeared as Oosthuizen (67) made an eagle and five birdies at Gary Player Country Club. Garcia bogeyed three of his last six holes; Oosthuizen came home in 32.
Oosthuizen has never won his country’s most prestigious tournament.
Mikko Korhonen (70) was third at 6 under, two behind Oosthuizen.
Rory McIlroy, in the running to win the Race to Dubai and end the season as European No. 1, is tied for 19th. He must win at least one of the final two events to be able to catch leader Francesco Molinari, who isn’t playing in Sun City.