Scott Jamieson in line for biggest career win in South Africa

Scottish golfer one shot clear in Sun City while Shane Lowry sits eight shots off lead

Scotland’s  Scott Jamieson  hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC  in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Scotland’s Scott Jamieson hits his second shot on the 18th hole during the third round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Gary Player CC in Sun City, South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

 

Scott Jamieson will go in search of the biggest title of his career when he takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player in South Africa on Sunday.

The Scotsman won the weather-shortened Nelson Mandela Championship in the 2013 European Tour season but taking home a cheque for just over €1 million and a first Rolex Series trophy in Sun City would dwarf that achievement and boost his chances of making Thomas Bjorn’s Ryder Cup team next year.

A bogey-free 67 moved the 33-year-old to eight under and a narrow advantage over France’s Victor Dubuisson, who signed for a 71 after holding a two-shot overnight lead.

Shane Lowry failed to make a move on Saturday after a level-par third round of 72 kept him on one under for the tournament and seven off the lead. Pádraig Harrington shot a one-under 71 and is one over for the tournament while Paul Dunne is seven over after carding a 73.

Jamieson was a picture of consistency as he made birdies on the second, fourth, ninth, 13th and 14th.

“It’s exciting,” he told the European Tour’s official website. “I’m in a good position, tomorrow will be a new challenge. Still an awful long way to go but if I can obviously do what I did today, I’ll be in with a good shout.

“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.”

Two-time Major championship winner Martin Kaymer was at five under alongside home favourite Branden Grace, with another South African in Haydn Porteous and Italian Francesco Molinari two shots further back.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood would take the Race to Dubai title with a win on Sunday but he was six shots off the lead after a third-round 67.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.