Jamieson just ahead going into final round
SCOTLAND’S Scott Jamieson will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship after posting a 68 yesterday.
The 35-year-old carded an eagle, five birdies, one bogey and a double-bogey in a mixed third round to move to 11-under par, one shot ahead of closest challenger David Lipsky.
Home favourites Zander Lombard and Brandon Stone were in a tie for third a further two strokes back on eight-under.
Jamieson, who is chasing his second European Tour title, came into the day one shot behind halfway leader Lipsky but soon set about closing the gap. He carded two birdies and a single bogey on his front nine to reach the turn in 34, while Lipsky sandwiched one birdie between two bogeys in his first nine holes.
Jamieson found himself in a threeshot lead after following up a brilliant eagle at the par-four 11th with a birdie on the 13th. But a double-bogey at the 14th and an eagle from Lipsky on the 15th saw that advantage wiped out as both men were locked at 10-under.
There was then a three-shot swing in the Scot’s favour on the short 16th as bunker trouble saw Lipsky run up a double-bogey, while Jamieson curled in his eight-foot birdie putt to jump to 11-under. But as Jamieson parred his way home, Lipsky closed his round with back-to-back birdies to sign for a 70 and reduce the deficit to one.