South African Wilco Nienaber overcame a stuttering start to sink three successive birdies on the back nine and card a 67 to take a slender one shot lead after the third round of the European Tour's Joburg Open at the Randpark Golf Club yesterday.
After carding a two-over-par 74 in the first round Thursday, Hearn came back with a two-under-par 68 on Friday, leaving him at at even-par.
At the 223-yard par-3 12th, Wallace hit a tee shot 215 yards at the green, setting himself up for the 7-foot putt for birdie. He had one birdie and two bogeys on the front nine.
But Villegas, who won the most recent of his four United States tour titles in 2014, cautioned that there was a long way to go before he could contemplate a return to the victor s circle in a season in which he has come back from a shoulder injury and also tried to cope with the death of his toddler daughter, Mia, from cancer in July. He kept his status because of the pandemic-shortened year, and a victory Sunday would give him an exemption through August 2023. Winless since the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews, Johnson rallied late with three birdies over his last five holes, finishing with a 30-foot birdie putt.More news: Guterres: We've been slow to acknowledge racism inside UN
Burgoon made five birdies in six holes on the back nine and matched Streb's 67 to stay three behind alongside Johnson, while Emiliano Grillo raced to 13 under when he got hot with the putter over the last four holes.
On the 582-yard par-5 seventh hole, Wallace reached the green in 3 and sunk a 14-inch putt for birdie. So it wasn't the greatest start, but I got out of there with a bunch of pars and tried to find some consistency and it got better. He made his first birdie with a sand wedge to 3 feet on No. 8, and the rest of the round was relatively stress-free except for a couple of more two-putts from 50 feet or longer.
The 20-year-old, who turned professional last year and has yet to finish in the top three in a European Tour event, is on 16 under-par after a round that included six birdies and two bogeys, the latter both coming in his first five holes.
The second-ranked Kim shot a 6-under-par 64, birdieing Nos. 14-17, to get to 14-under 196.More news: Ben Carson says he was ‘desperately ill’ with COVID-19
"She made a hole-in-one, we nearly one-shot lead", Kim said.
"I don't want to be the one that breaks the streak", he said. "I got a little bit pressure, but I try to focus on my game".
He said he enjoyed the weather that was "a little bit more Colombian" on Friday. I don't think the wind's supposed to blow quite as hard tomorrow, so I've probably got to make a few birdies.
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