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Donald two ahead of Fisher midway through front nine

Posted on January 14, 2015 by Ken

Luke Donald held a two-stroke lead over Ross Fisher midway through the front nine on the third day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City on Saturday.

The Englishman had played solidly, avoiding trouble through his first six holes, and he added one birdie to his tally when he found the middle of the green on the 195-metre par-three fourth hole and sank a lovely 20-foot putt.

Englishmen held the top three places on the third-round leaderboard, with Fisher gaining a stroke and moving to nine-under-par, while Danny Willett was in great touch, picking up three birdies in seven holes to move to eight-under-par.

Alexander Levy, playing in the final three-ball with Donald and Fisher, also birdied the par-three fourth, but found himself in trouble on the third and sixth holes, the Frenchman dropping shots on each to slip back to fourth place on five-under-par.

Three golfers were in a tie for fifth on four-under: South African hope Charl Schwartzel, an inspired Thongchai Jaidee and Germany’s Marcel Siem.

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