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South Africans tied for Africa Open lead

Feb. 16, 2013 at 1:06 PM   |   Comments

EAST LONDON, South Africa, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- South Africans Darren Fichardt and Jaco Van Zyl shared the lead after three rounds of the Africa Open Saturday.

Fichardt eagled the third hole en route to a 7-under 65 that gave him a share of the lead with Van Zyl at 15-under 201 heading into Sunday's final round.

Van Zyl finished the day with a 4-under 68 that included five birdies and a bogey.

Second-round leader Adilson Da Silva of Brazil fell into third place at 13-under after carding a 1-over-par 73.

Frichardt had no such trouble with the East London Golf Club links. He opened the day with a birdie followed by a 20-foot eagle putt on No. 3. A bogey 17 prevented him from taking sole possession of first place.

Topics: da Silva
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