Garcia’s lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen
Sergio Garcia barely held onto his lead as Louis Oosthuizen’s secondround charge took him to 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. While 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 and three off the lead.
LPGA: Gaby Lopez shot a hole-in-one for a 6-under 66 on her 25th birthday and a one-stroke lead over Ariya Jutanugarn after the third round of the Blue Bay on Hainan Island, China.
Lopez had her ace on the par-3 17th and the Mexican player will be looking for her first LPGA victory in the final round at the Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club. She had a 9under total of 207 after three rounds.
Jutanugarn led by four strokes after the second round but slipped to a 71, which included a bogey on the final hole.