MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Charl Schwartzel opened a two-shot lead after three rounds at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
The defending champion, Schwartzel shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday to move to 13 under and pull away from England’s Richard Finch at Leopard Creek. Victor Riu of France was another shot back at 10 under.
Schwartzel, the 2011 Masters champion, led after three rounds at the South African Open last weekend before struggling in the final round.
Schwartzel had five birdies and no bogeys to take the lead at the Alfred Dunhill, which he won by 12 shots a year ago for his last European Tour win. Schwartzel’s co-overnight leader, Morten Orum Madsen, shot a 7-over 79.