Joburg Open: Wallie Coetsee strengthens lead in round three

Wallie Coetsee
Wallie Coetsee has never won a European Tour event
Joburg Open leaderboard
-14 W Coetsee (SA); -12 S Webster (Eng) T Van der Walt (SA), J Blaauw (SA), D Howell (Eng); -11 G Coetzee (SA), A Sullivan (Eng), C Swanepoel (SA), G Mulroy (SA), T Aiken (SA), A Wall (Eng), S Dyson (Eng), A Michael (SA), P Waring (Eng)

World number 509 Wallie Coetsee takes a two-shot lead into the final round of the Joburg Open after a two-under 70.

The South African, 42, who has recorded one top 10 finish in 37 European Tour events, doubled his overnight lead as he improved his score to 14-under.

England's Steve Webster sank seven birdies in a bogey-free 65 to move up to joint second, alongside compatriot David Howell who had a four-under 68.

South Africa's Jacques Blaauw and Tjaart Van der Walt are also 12 under.

Blaauw birdied his opening four holes and picked up another shot on the sixth as he carded a five-under 67, while Van der Walt mixed four birdies with a bogey and a double bogey in a one-under 71.

The top 14 of the leaderboard is made up of eight South Africans and six Englishmen with defending champion George Coetzee and South African Open winner Andy Sullivan among a nine-strong group on 11 under.

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