Stenson holds lead at SA Open

Nov. 17, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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EKURHULENI, South Africa, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Sweden's Henrik Stenson shot a 3-under-par 69 Saturday and held on to the lead at the SA Open in South Africa.

Stenson finished the third round at 16-under 200, three strokes ahead of fellow Swede Magnus Carlsson and South African George Coetzee.

Coetzee charged into second with a course-record 63, which included an eagle on the par-4 fourth hole and a 30 on the front nine. He made 15 greens in regulation.

Stenson played a less-spectacular and somewhat bumpy round Saturday, carding six birdies to offset a trio of bogeys.

First-round leader Merrick Bremner ended the day in fifth place behind Darren Fichardt, who took over fourth at 10-under with a Saturday round of 68.

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