2 players share South African Open lead

Jan. 9, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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EAST LONDON, South Africa, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Natives Thomas Aiken and Trevor Fisher share the South African Open lead through three rounds at 16-under-par 203.

In Saturday's third round, Aiken's 4-under 69 helped him catch Fisher, who has held at least a piece of the lead in all three rounds at the European Tour tournament.

Fisher managed a 2-under 71 Saturday, while Aiken parred the 18th after three straight birdies pulled him into a share of the lead at the East London Golf Club in East London, South Africa.

"I haven't won a main tour event yet, so that would be a nice thing to get under my belt," Aiken said. "It's something I've been looking to do for a while now."

South Africa's Jbe' Kruger (67) is 15-under 204, alone in third place, while South Africans Carl Schwartzel (68) and Jake Roos (66) share fourth at 14-under 205.

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