Gar­cia’s lead in Sun City cut to 1 by Oosthuizen

The Island Packet - - Sports -

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.

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