Oosthuizen forges ahead

Sunday Express - - SPORT -

LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN takes a three-shot lead into the fi­nal round of the South African Open af­ter fir­ing a bat­tling 67 on day three in Jo­han­nes­burg.

The 2010 Open cham­pion en­tered the week­end two shots be­hind fel­low South African

Charl Schwartzel but the 2011 Mas­ters win­ner will now have to do the chas­ing af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing 72.

Oosthuizen moved to 14 un­der par at Rand­park Golf Club, with Eng­land’s Matt Wal­lace and Zam­bian world num­ber 1,330 Madal­itso Muthiya at 11 un­der along­side Schwartzel. Oosthuizen (left) holed a long putt for birdie on the first, reached the turn in 33 and had a four-shot lead af­ter 15 holes.

But a bo­gey af­ter find­ing sand off the tee at the par-three 17th removed some of the gloss.

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