Fleetwood leads in Durban

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 11, 2014 at 10:20 am •  Published: January 11, 2014
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DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — England's Tommy Fleetwood birdied the last hole in a third-round 69 to seize a one-shot lead in the Volvo Champions on Saturday with an overall 10-under 206.

Dutchman Joost Luiten (70) and Victor Dubuisson (69) of France were tied in second on 9-under in the elite 36-player event at the Durban Country Club.

Defending champion Louis Oosthuizen was left counting the cost of having to take an "unplayable" penalty shot that led to triple bogey at the 16th hole in a round of 71.

Oosthuizen dropped to fourth on 8 under. The former British Open winner, whose last victory was at this event a year ago, had birdied the 15th to move to 10-under before stumbling at the 16th.

"I had a look where the ball was lying in the bushes but there was no way I could get a club to it, so I decided to call it unplayable," Oosthuizen said. "I know I came from five back last year to win but you don't want to give yourself unnecessary work to do. I had a good opportunity today to go to 12 under at least."



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