MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Charl Schwartzel will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship after a 2-under 70 moved him to 13 under par on Saturday.
Schwartzel has returned to form at one of his favorite tournaments, which he’s won three times before.
The South African is ahead of French pair Benjamin Hebert and Sebastien Gros at Leopard Creek Country Club.
The 2011 U.S. Masters champion had opened a five-shot lead after two rounds. He was pegged back by a bogey on his opening hole on Saturday, but that was the only dropped shot of his round.
Having just avoided the cut, defending champion Branden Grace carded a 6-under 66 to surge up to a tie for ninth.