South Africa’s George Coetzee will go into the final round of the Cazoo Open de France just one shot behind the leader, Rasmus Højgaard.
Coetzee carded a third-round 68 on Saturday that included five birdies and two bogies, while Højgaard battled back from a disastrous start to his round to sign for a hard-fought 74.
Højgaard’s six-shot overnight advantage evaporated completely within the first three holes on Saturday as a damaging quintuple-bogey eight at the short 2nd and a bogey on the par-five 3rd saw him slip from the summit, having found the water four times in two holes.
The Dane quickly regained his composure, picking up birdies at the 6th and 8th to recover the outright lead, as well as producing a series of par saves to keep his nose in front.
He then mixed three birdies with two bogeys on the back nine to go into the final round on 12 under par.
Coetzee finished his third round with a brilliant birdie that took him to 11 under.
Out the rough, over water on 18 😱
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Home favourite Paul Barjon and Belgian Thomas Pieters were another shot further back in a tie for third.
Meanwhile, Sean Crocker made a hole-in-one at the par-three 11th, holing his tee-shot from 169 yards with a seven iron.
– Edited report from DP World Tour website