MALELANE, South Africa, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Anthony Michael remained atop the leaderboard of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa Saturday, firing a 1-under 71 for a one-shot lead.
Michael, a 25-year-old South African making his third European Tour start, led by two strokes after Friday's second round. He finished 54 holes at 10-under 206, one shot better than defending champion Pablo Martin (68) and Dawie Van Der Walt (70).
Michael struggled on the front nine at Leopard Creek Country Club but later steadied himself, getting to 10-under with a birdie on the par-five 15th and parring the final three holes to grab sole possession of the lead.
Charl Schwartzel recorded a 3-under 69 and Alex Haindl posted a even-par 72 to share fourth place at 7-under 209.
The Alfred Dunhill Championship is the first event of the European Tour's 2011 season and also counts toward the 2010 Order of Merit on the southern Africa Sunshine Tour.