Louis in Nedbank mix after third-round 69

Louis Oosthuizen shot the low-round on Saturday at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and moved within a stroke of leader Martin Kaymer ahead of the final round at Gary Player Country Club.

“Martin is probably on 5 under now, so you’re looking at seven-under, maybe eight, but I would not be surprised if it is seven-under wining it tomorrow. I think tomorrow just need to stay very patient and just give yourself a shot with 4 to 5 holes to go,” said Oosthuizen.

The 30-year-old has taken two wins amongst a host of good results this season, and wanted the lion’s share of the $5-million prize fund.

“It will be a great finish to a good season, I have played really well the whole season, one or two came really close to a few as well and I think winning it here would mean everything. If you walk down to the 9th green and see all those names, Price, Frost, Ernie, Retief, it will be great to get my name on one of those sleepers,” he said.

The 2010 Open champion got off to a quick start on Saturday, making birdies at the second, sixth and ninth on his way to a 34-stroke first loop.

He bogeyed straight out the turn, halting his good run, but further birdies at 14 and 16 secured his 69 for the day, which put him at four-under for the tournament.

“Yes, it was tough, I think the ball did not go as far as yesterday with the sun not being out, but yes, it has been weird this week, I did not the scoring was going to be like it is, I thought double figures were definitely still winning and now I am thinking seven-under is probably going to pull it off,” he said.

Kaymer crept ahead with birdies at 13 and 14, finishing the round in 70 blows. Still without a win this season, the former world number was keen for a victory.

“I think a mistake would be if I try to defend my lead. You cannot approach the last round like that, the same thing like today and yesterday and on Thursday, you hit fairways and greens and that is the most important then think you will have a few more chances to make birdie. You cannot play too aggressive at certain holes, but you must take your chances. That is my goal,” he said.

Bernhard Langer was in a league of his own at the Nedbank Champions Challenge and claimed a wire-to-wire victory in his 16th appearance at Sun City.

“I felt it was very, very tricky today with the wind, and it came down to the last, but I’m very happy to come away with the victory here. This is a great tournament in every way – the organization, the people everything is good when you come here,” he said.

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