Alfred Dunhill Championship

  • Leopard Creek, Malelane, South Africa December 13th - December 16th
  • Par: 72

Completed

Round 4 Concluded

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  • Last Updated: Saturday December 15 2012, 23:35 GMT

Charl Schwartzel, an 11-shot winner in Thailand last weekend, takes a 10-stroke lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in his native South Africa on Sunday.

Charl Schwartzel: 10-shot lead
Charl Schwartzel: 10-shot lead

But if the week is belonging to the 28-year-old from Johannesburg then the 192-yard 12th at Leopard Creek is compatriot Keith Horne's property - incredibly, he holed-in-one for the second day running.

By repeating the feat Horne won himself a car, but Schwartzel was the one in overdrive.

He shared the halfway lead with France's Gregory Bourdy, but produced his second successive 64 - the low score of the day again - and now stands 21 under par.

It could have been even better for last year's Masters champion, who in the past month has had finishes of fifth, third, second and first. Another first will surely now follow.

He had five birdies in the opening eight holes and, after his first bogey of the tournament, four more birdies in a row from the 12th swept him nine in front.

Then came a trip to the lake on the short 16th, but after rescuing a bogey four from the drop zone Schwartzel - winner of the title eight years ago and four times a runner-up since then - closed with yet another birdie.

By contrast, Bourdy went in the water there for a bogey six, resulting in an inward 41 and a round of 74 - yet he is still in second place.

At 11 under he is one in front of third-placed trio Kristoffer Broberg, the Swede who won four times on the Challenge Tour last year, England's Steve Webster and South African Branden Grace.

Horne is one further back.

Schwartzel's victory last Sunday was his first since his triumph at Augusta in April last year. He finished with four successive birdies there and looks back in the same form.

Not that he is prepared to talk about where it might take him in the mew year.

"I don't even want to think about it," he said about his goals. "I don't even think about anything.

"There's been too much talk about what I want to do, but the more you force the issue the less you do it.

"I just want to keep playing with no expectations. Tee it up, hit the ball down the fairway, hit it on the green, make the putt and see where it leads me.

"In the back of your mind you know what you want to achieve. We all want to win golf tournaments, but I can't be thinking about wanting to win because that's not how I'm actually going to win.

"I have to just stay right where I am and plod along. If I play the best I'll win - that's the way I see it."

Collated third-round scores and totals (Gbr & Irl unless stated, par 72):

195 Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 67 64 64

205 Gregory Bourdy (Fra) 66 65 74

206 Steve Webster 67 69 70, Kristoffer Broberg (Swe) 70 69 67, Branden Grace (Rsa) 68 71 67

207 Keith Horne (Rsa) 70 69 68

208 Andy Sullivan 73 71 64, Darren Fichardt (Rsa) 67 68 73, Richard Sterne (Rsa) 70 68 70

209 John Parry 72 70 67, Maximilian Kieffer (Ger) 68 69 72, Garth Mulroy (Rsa) 71 68 70, Jaco Van Zyl (Rsa) 69 71 69, Scott Jamieson 70 68 71, Oscar Floren (Swe) 69 70 70, David Drysdale 69 72 68, Danie Van Tonder (Rsa) 72 70 67, Tyrone Van Aswegen (Rsa) 70 68 71, Matteo Delpodio (Ita) 72 68 69, Louis De Jager (Rsa) 67 69 73

210 Thomas Aiken (Rsa) 70 73 67, Doug McGuigan 71 71 68, Danny Willett 70 73 67, Peter Lawrie 70 71 69, Lorenzo Gagli (Ita) 71 71 68

211 Richard Bland 67 73 71, Tjaart Van Der Walt (Rsa) 72 68 71, Anton Haig (Rsa) 73 66 72, Bjorn Akesson (Swe) 71 70 70, Alejandro Canizares (Spa) 70 72 69, Vaughn Groenewald (Rsa) 72 70 69

212 Joachim B Hansen (Den) 70 70 72, Gary Lockerbie 73 70 69, Magnus A Carlsson (Swe) 71 69 72, Tommy Fleetwood 69 69 74, Michael Jonzon (Swe) 74 67 71, Louis Oosthuizen (Rsa) 73 67 72, Justin Walters (Rsa) 73 71 68

213 Emiliano Grillo (Arg) 73 71 69, Desvonde Botes (Rsa) 75 69 69, Alessandro Tadini (Ita) 72 70 71, Divan Van Den Heever (Rsa) 73 71 69, David Howell 70 73 70, Richard McEvoy 69 70 74

214 Ockie Strydom (Rsa) 69 69 76, Robert Rock 69 68 77, Espen Kofstad (Nor) 69 71 74, George Coetzee (Rsa) 71 70 73

215 George Murray 73 69 73, Peter Uihlein (USA) 70 73 72, Estanislao Goya (Arg) 70 74 71

216 Mikael Lundberg (Swe) 71 72 73, Oliver Bekker (Rsa) 67 77 72, Richard Finch 70 68 78, Jean Hugo (Rsa) 71 71 74, James Kamte (Rsa) 70 72 74, Simon Wakefield 74 67 75

217 Hennie Otto (Rsa) 71 71 75, Christiaan Basson (Rsa) 70 72 75, Eddie Pepperell 74 70 73, Sam Little 72 69 76, Matthew Southgate 70 74 73

218 Tyrone Mordt (Rsa) 71 67 80, Peter Whiteford 75 68 75, Eduardo De La Riva (Spa) 72 69 77, Graeme Storm 68 74 76

219 Neil Cheetham 73 71 75, Marc Warren 73 71 75, Allan Versfeld (Rsa) 71 72 76, Matthew Nixon 75 69 75

220 Matthew Baldwin 69 72 79


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