Titch Moore raced around the front nine of Royal Harare Golf Club in 29 strokes, leaping into an early share of fourth with his Saturday 65 during round three of the Golden Pilsener Zimbabwe Open.
ÂToday was about getting back into contention. It was solid and then my eagle at the third got things going Â itÂs always nice to make 29 before the turn,Â he said.
The 36-year-old took a year off in 2011 after a serious elbow injury, but looked solid through his seven-under-par third round, which took him to six-under for the tournament.
ÂItÂs my first decent number in a while. I was out the whole of last year after my tendon came off the bone in my elbow. ItÂs been slow progress and IÂve been practicing hard, but I can feel the game is there and itÂs about not making big numbers,Â he said.
He reserves every ball that he birdies for a charity, and came close to finishing his stock on Saturday. ÂI have a charity on the go,Â he said. ÂEvery birdie I make people donate a minimum of five rand a ball. I had eight balls in the bag, and nearly ran out, so I decided to make some pars coming home!Â
He was optimistic about the final round, and said: ÂIf I can fire a nice one tomorrow and then carry that success through the season.Â