Frost heads up Senior Open going into final round

There was no stumbling for David Frost as he fired a flawless six-under-par 66 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead of the Senior Open Championship at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey.

The 51-year-old South African goes into the final round in a share of the lead with Mark Calcavecchia and Russ Cochran on seven-under-par, a one-stroke lead over Barry Lane and Corey Pavin

. Frost banged his head after dinner ahead of the championship, but he has recovered and is in contention for the second time for a senior major after he lost in a play-off to Tom Lehman in last year’s US Senior PGA Championship.

“I got up from dinner one night and I just got light-headed,” said Frost of his mishap. “Stumbled across, sort of lost my balance, and almost my consciousness, stumbled into a wall, and there’s a big mark in the wall now. Glad it wasn’t a cement wall.”

It was his putting which saw him rise so spectacularly up the leaderboard. “I made a lot of good putts, a lot of crucial putts,” he said. “I had a good feeling for the speed and the reads today.”

Of the Sunshine Tour members and former members in the field, only Tony Johnstone and Mark McNulty made the cut.

Frost was looking forward to the final round. “I think for me just to have come this far and now being in contention, my focus has definitely changed. But, that doesn’t mean my game plan has got to change.”

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