South African Open. Louis In Control.

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Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa, is in control of the South African Open, and will take a three shot advantage into the final round tomorrow at Randpark Golf Club in Johannesburg.

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Louis had a third round -4 under par 67 to lead the South African Open by three shots after 54 holes with a -14 under par total, playing the Firethorn Course;

“It was tough again but I played well.”

“I hit a few bad drives where I was left, but on twelve I fixed it quickly and then rolled the putter nicely today.”

“I’ve been putting well for a long time now. Yesterday I couldn’t make anything and today the makeable ones went in.”

“Eighteen more holes of good golf and I just need to take one shot at a time.”

Sharing second place those three shots back at -11 under are Charl  Schwartzel, South Africa, +1 over par 72 today, Madalitso Muthiya, Zambia, even par 71, and Matt Wallace of England with -3 under par 68.

Madalitso suffered a double hit penalty of one stroke, using a wood to putt from off the green. The irony is that next month that rule will change to no penalty for a double hit;

“I’ve double-hit it before but not with a wood, I didn’t event see that there was a hole in front of my ball, I was so fixated on trying to make the shot.”

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“I guess things like that happen and you just have to take it in your stride and put it behind you.”

Matt spoke about the tough windy conditions;

“I’ve given away so many shots this week, silly errors, not hitting the greens and stuff like that, I guess that just comes with the little bit of rustiness after two weeks off.”

“It’s tough out there, it’s windy, and I just said to Glen, if we can go tomorrow and make it stress-free and give myself as many chances as possible, we’ll be right up there.”


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