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Kruyswijk leads by three going into final round

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Jacques Kruyswijk maintained his lead at the Lion of Africa Cape Town Open presented by Sun International when he signed for a four-under-par 68 in the third round at the Royal Cape Golf Club on Saturday.
Kruyswijk made seven birdies to take his total to an impressive 15 under par, to lead second-placed Justin Harding by three shots, while opening a four-shot lead over third-placed Jbe’ Kruger.
‘I’m pretty pleased with my performance today. On the turn I handled myself; the wind was up today, so it was not really easy. So, I feel really good, you know. I’ve been working really hard to be in this position,’ he said.
Despite double-bogeying the par-four third and dropping the 18th hole, Kruyswijk showed brilliant composure to ward off the competition that was hot on his heels. ‘I made a stupid double on the third hole and it cost me, and to bounce back from that stupid mistake on the fourth was a huge confidence boost for me and from there I made a nice couple of birdies and I am pleased with that.’
Just behind him was Justin Harding whose four under par took his total to 12 under on a windy afternoon in Cape Town.
‘It was a tough day. I think the scoring suggests it. It was obviously a little bit better in the morning; the wind didn’t quite get up as it did this afternoon. It feels like I could have shaved a lot of shots off the card, and at the same sense, you hit a couple of bad shots and you can certainly add a couple on to it. So, I was quite happy with how I managed the tougher holes on the course,’ Harding said of his afternoon.
Then Jbe’ Kruger took up third spot in a bid to try and improve a season where he has not been at his very best. With two top-10 finishes in 10 events played this season, Kruger admits he has not been hitting it well but has faith that a turnaround in his fortune might be closer.
Tied at 10 under par is Andre de Decker who signed for a bogey-free round and defending champion and 2016 Olympian Brandon Stone, who recovered from a double bogey at the turn to slot home an eagle on the par-five 11th hole.

Third round scores
201 – Jacques Kruyswijk 67 66 6
204 – Justin Harding 68 68 68
205 – Jbe’ Kruger 70 68 67
206 – Andre de Decker 70 70 66, Brandon Stone 66 70 70
207 – Mark Williams 70 67 70
208 – Dean Burmester 70 71 67, Andrew Georgiou 71 70 67, Zander Lombard 69 72 67, Jaco Ahlers 68 72 68, Tjaart van der Walt 69 70 69
209 – Peter Karmis 71 69 69, Jacques Blaauw 70 69 70, Neil Schietekat 71 68 70, Michael Palmer 63 74 72
210 – JJ Senekal 73 72 65, Morten Orum Madsen 71 72 67, Oliver Bekker 69 73 68, Makhetha Mazibuko 70 71 69, Heath Slocum 70 70 70, JC Ritchie 71 69 70
211 – Warren Abery 70 74 67, Madalitso Muthiya 71 73 67, Jeff Inglis 74 69 68, Jean-Paul Strydom 70 73 68, Mark Murless 70 71 70, Anthony Michael 68 70 73, Louis de Jager 69 68 74
212 – Hennie Otto 70 75 67, Steven Ferreira 69 75 68, Titch Moore 69 74 69, Dylan Frittelli 69 73 70, Drikus Bruyns 70 71 71, James Kamte 69 71 72, Jake Roos 74 66 72, Werner van Niekerk 71 68 73, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 67 70 75
213 – Morne Buys 71 74 68, Rhys Enoch 73 72 68, Rhys West 73 70 70, Jake Redman 71 70 72, Wynand Dingle 68 71 74
214 – Doug McGuigan 72 73 69, Ulrich van den Berg 73 71 70, Jared Harvey 71 73 70, Le Roux Ferreira 71 72 71, Bryce Easton 68 74 72, Wallie Coetsee 69 73 72
215 – Theunis Spangenberg 76 67 72, Keenan Davidse 74 69 72, Ryan Cairns 68 75 72, Danie van Tonder 75 67 73, Teaghan Gauche 69 72 74, Tristen Strydom 70 71 74
216 – Matthew Carvell 67 77 72, Ryan Tipping 68 71 77
218 – Daniel Greene 69 76 73, Grant Veenstra 72 73 73, Vaughn Groenewald 72 72 74, Kevin Rundle 73 71 74
219 – Callum Mowat 70 73 76, Ross McGowan 72 70 77
220 – Lindani Ndwandwe 69 76 75
222 – Bradford Vaughan 72 73 77, Heinrich Bruiners 72 72 78


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