David Hewan held the clubhouse lead on Friday after the morning session of the third round of the R850,000 Investec Royal Swazi Open being played at the 6,140-metre par-72 Royal Swazi Spa Golf Club.
He carded a five-under-par 67 in the tournament which is played on a modified stableford system, with eight points for an albatross, five for an eagle, two for a birdie and none for par. One point is deducted for every bogey and two for double or worse.
His round gave him 11 points for his six birdies and a bogey for a total of 24 for the tournament Â but halfway leader Justin Walters was out on the course having started with 32 points. Second-placed Christiaan Basson with 28 and Mark Williams with 26 also had to complete their rounds.
Hewan shared the second-best score of the morning with Jacques Blaauw, who, like Hewan made six birdies and a bogey in his 67.
The best round of the morning belonged to Grant Muller, who won last year on the course in the Lombard Insurance Classic. He made 12 points for his seven birdies and two bogeys Â a total gained from a five-under-par 67 like Hewan and Blaauw.