Dean Burmester will head into the final round of the Italian Open on Sunday in third spot and three shots behind the leaders.
The South African kicked on with his solid performance at Chervò Golf Club this week by carding a third-round 68 on Saturday, backing up rounds of 64 and 68 on Thursday and Friday.
Burmester was made to battle hard once again throughout his round but ensured that he went four under par for the day, taking his score for the week up to 16 under.
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He will, however, be hoping for a big final round on Sunday to make sure he gets ahead of English duo Laurie Canter and Ross McGowan, who co-lead the way on 19 under par.
Canter has been very impressive this week with rounds of 60, 68 and 69, while McGowan has been adding the pressure since Friday, shooting a third-round 67 to get in contention.
Belgium’s Nicholas Colsaerts and Germany’s Sebastian Heisele will start Sunday’s action a further stroke behind Burmester on 15 under and in T4, while Louis de Jager has also surged up the leaderboard during Saturday’s third round with his five-under-par 67.
On 13 under par for the event, De Jager has a golden opportunity to make a late charge at the leaders on Sunday.