• Surry moves closer to next win

    Steve Surry
    Rolling into the lead

    England Steve Surry will take a single-shot lead to the final round of the Limpopo Championship after shooting four-under-par 68 at Euphoria Golf and Lifestyle Estate.

    “It is pretty solid today,” Surry who was among the overnight leaders said.

    “I got off to a good start. Four-under and I will take it. The course was playing nice. There was not much wind on the front nine, a bit of breeze on the back nine but nothing really to worry about. It was perfect scoring conditions.”

    Surry’s front nine was flawless with three birdies. He made further gains on the 11th and 17th holes but his only bogey of the round managed to sneak in on the par four-16.

    “I hit a nice bunker shot on 14th,” he said. “I pulled a bogey on 16th which was a bit annoying, but I am good. It is very good playing with Lyle Rowe. I spent a night sleeping next to him and it is fun playing with him. I am looking forward to playing tomorrow. It is nice being in contention. I will try and play my game and see what happens.”

    Just a shot behind Surry are Andrew van der Knaap and Christiaan Basson who are both on 12-under-par ahead of day four in Limpopo. Van der Knaap carded a second-round 66 while a 68 was enough to see Basson in the mix.

    Neil Schietekat, JC Ritchie and Rowe shared fourth spot on 11-under while Hennie du Plessis, Riekus Nortje, Luke Jerling and Jaco Ahlers are tied seventh on 10-under-par.

    Third round leaderboard:

    203 – Steve Surry 68 67 68
    204 – Andrew van der Knaap 68 70 66, Christiaan Basson 70 66 68
    205 – Neil Schietekat 68 68 69, JC Ritchie 66 69 70, Lyle Rowe 68 67 70
    206 – Hennie du Plessis 73 68 65, Riekus Nortje 67 72 67, Luke Jerling 68 71 67, Jaco Ahlers 67 71 68
    207 – Andre Nel 69 69 69, Jade Buitendag 70 67 70
    208 – Ruan Conradie 71 71 66, Jason Smith 69 71 68, Bryce Easton 74 65 69, Thriston Lawrence 71 68 69
    209 – Ross McGowan 68 74 67, MJ Viljoen 71 70 68, Louis Albertse 68 72 69, Fredrik From 71 68 70, Titch Moore 71 68 70, Anthony Michael 69 70 70, Keenan Davidse 71 66 72, Jacques P de Villiers 70 67 72
    210 – Daniel van Tonder 70 68 72, Sipho Bujela 70 68 72
    211 – Jaco Prinsloo 70 71 70, Rourke van der Spuy 67 73 71, Madalitso Muthiya 70 69 72
    212 – Chris Cannon 73 71 68, Martin Rohwer 74 69 69, Matias Calderon 70 72 70, Philip Eriksson 73 68 71, Luke Brown 72 69 71, Tyrone Ferreira 70 70 72, Jean-Paul Strydom 69 70 73
    213 – Jason Viljoen 74 70 69, Breyten Meyer 72 72 69, Ulrich van den Berg 69 75 69, Teaghan Gauche 70 72 71, Jean Hugo 68 74 71, Merrick Bremner 68 74 71
    214 – Rhys Enoch 72 72 70, Mark Williams 72 71 71, Marthin Scheepers 69 73 72, Andrew Odoh 70 70 74
    215 – Gideon van der Vyver 72 72 71, Ryan Tipping 71 72 72, Altaaf Bux 72 70 73, Duane Keun 68 74 73, Trevor Fisher Jnr 70 72 73, Wallie Coetsee 68 73 74
    216 – Peter Karmis 71 73 72, Keelan Africa 70 74 72, Victor Lange 70 74 72, Chris Swanepoel 70 72 74, Keith Horne 72 70 74, Wynand Dingle 70 72 74, Divan van den Heever 70 71 75, Philip Geerts 70 70 76
    217 – Teboho Sefatsa 71 73 73, Clancy Waugh 70 72 75, Benjamin Follett-Smith 71 69 77
    218 – Robson Chinhoi 72 70 76, Cameron Moralee 70 70 78
    219 – Scott Campbell 75 69 75, Doug McGuigan 70 73 76, Daniel Greene 69 73 77, Desne Van Den Bergh 70 72 77
    220 – Erhard Lambrechts 71 73 76, Allister de Kock 74 69 77
    222 – Rhys West 73 71 78
    226 – Irvin Mazibuko 73 71 82

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