Jamieson In Pole Position After 54 in South Africa

Scott Jamieson fired a third-round 5-under 67 at Gary Player Country Club and will take a one-shot lead into Sunday’s final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

The Augusta State (GA) product signed a clean scorecard showing five circled birdies, highlighted by back to backs on 13 and 14, which moved the 33-year old Scot to the top spot for the first time.

With just one career win on his resume – the 2012 Nelson Mandela Championship, Jamieson is understandably excited for the challenge.

“It would be the biggest moment of my career, I’ll be well aware of that tomorrow. I’ve got to see if I can step up to the challenge,” said Jamieson.

Second-round leader Victor Dubuisson (71) is one back at 7 under, following an up and down round of four birdies and three bogeys.

A pair of the tournament’s bigger names – Branden Grace (68) of South Africa, and Germany’s Martin Kaymer (69) – are T3, and just three off the lead at 5 under.

Francesco Molinari fired a bogey-free 65, the day’s low round, to move 38 spots up the leaderboard to T5. The Italian is 3 under, alongside South African Haydn Porteous (67).

Charl Schwartzel doubled the final hole to finish at even-par 72. The South African star is among a group of seven players at T7, including compatriot Louis Oosthuizen (70), and a trio of Englishmen – Race to Dubai leader Tommy Fleetwood (67), Lee Westwood (74), and Ross Fisher (73).

Defending champion Alex Noren started the day T4, just three off the lead. But following a third-round 75, the Swede tumbled 18 positions down the leaderboard, landing at even-par T22, and ending any hope for a repeat in Sun City.


TOP 10: ROUND THREE

1 Scott Jamieson -8
2 Victor Dubuisson -7
3 Branden Grace -5
3 Martin Kaymer -5
5 Haydn Porteous -3
5 Francesco Molinari -3
7 Matthieu Pavon -2
7 Tommy Fleetwood -2
7 David Drysdale -2
7 Louis Oosthuizen -2
7 Charl Schwartzel -2
7 Ross Fisher -2
7 Lee Westwood -2


SHOT OF THE DAY: MARTIN KAYMER

Martin Kaymer makes a beautiful chip-in birdie to a short pin on the par-4 5th hole. #TakeABow.

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QUOTABLE:

“It’s exciting. I’m in a good position, tomorrow will be a new challenge. Still an awful long way to go but if I can do what I did today, I’ll be in with a good shout.”
Scott Jamieson, Third-Round Leader


LEADERBOARD: NEDBANK GOLF CHALLENGE

A look at the scores after three rounds of play at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa.

PNAMES
1Scott Jamieson-8
2Victor Dubuisson-7
T3Branden Grace-5
T3Martin Kaymer-5
T5Haydn Porteous-3
T5Francesco Molinari-3
T7Matthieu Pavon-2
T7Tommy Fleetwood-2
T7David Drysdale-2
T7Louis Oosthuizen-2
T7Charl Schwartzel-2
T7Ross Fisher-2
T7Lee Westwood-2
T14Benjamin Hebert-1
T14Richard Sterne-1
T14Matthew Fitzpatrick-1
T14Hideto Tanihara-1
T14Graeme Storm-1
T14Benjamin Herbert-1
T14Richie Ramsay-1
T14Shane Lowry-1
T14Joost Luiten-1
T14Darren Fichardt-1
T24Ian PoulterE
T24Jorge CampilloE
T24Paul WaringE
T24Alex NorenE
T28Haotong Li1
T28Padraig Harrington1
T28Gregory Bourdy1
T28Eddie Pepperell1
T28Alexander Bjork1
T28David Horsey1
T28Tyrrell Hatton1
T35Sam Brazel2
T35Nacho Elvira2
T35Bernd Wiesberger2
T35Lee Slattery2
T35Soren Kjeldsen2
T35Julian Suri2
T41Fabrizio Zanotti3
T41Thorbjorn Olesen3
T41Callum Shinkwin3
T41Michael Lorenzo-Vera3
T41Alexander Levy3
T41Dylan Frittelli3
T47Lucas Bjerregaard4
T47George Coetzee4
T47Dean Burmester4
T50Kiradech Aphibarnrat5
T50Matt Wallace5
T50Scott Hend5
T53Chris Wood6
T53Marc Warren6
T53Ryan Fox6
T53Rafael Cabrera Bello6
T57Stephen Gallacher7
T57Paul Dunne7
T57Adrian Otaegui7
T60Pablo Larrazabal8
T60Edoardo Molinari8
62Nicolas Colsaerts9
T63Andres Romero10
T63Jeunghun Wang10
T65David Lipsky11
T65Romain Wattel11
T67Jordan Smith12
T67Renato Paratore12
T69Thomas Bjorn13
T69Andrew Dodt13
T71Andy Sullivan14
T71Brandon Stone14
-Peter UihleinWD

Credits: European Tour Media, Getty Images


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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