Oosthuizen holds 54 hole lead at The Open

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Pro Golf – The Open

Louis Oosthuizen shot 1-under par on Saturday to hold a one-shot lead at 12-under par, over the chasing pack at Royal St. George’s in England.

Oosthuizen who also led after 18 and 36 holes will have his eyes set on his second Claret Jug, 11 years after his maiden success at St. Andrews in 2010. Morikawa, the Open debutant shot 2-under par for the day to sit just one behind the South African at 11-under par.

Oosthuizen Day 3

Oosthuizen Day 3

Jordan Spieth managed to post 1-under par to stand solo third and three shot behind the leader at 9-under par, entering the final round.

Following Spieth, are Corey Conners of Canada and American Scottie Scheffler at 8-under par.

Oosthuizen Recap

Oosthuizen posted bogey-free rounds of 64 & 65 in the opening rounds and followed it with 1-under par on Saturday, which included two bogeys, breaking his 46 hole blemish free run, while having Morikawa in his group shooting pins to the lasers with his irons. Morikawa’s 2-under 68 included two bogeys in first five holes.

At one time Spieth and Morikawa joined Oosthuizen for a three-way tie at 11-under par, but the South African kept his calm and made a par on 15th to relieve his tension. Oosthuizen followed it with a tee-shot landing 10ft from the hole on 16th for third birdie of his round , moving one ahead of the competition.

Currently there are eight players within five shot reach of Oosthuizen, including the current U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm, Mackenzie Hughes and Dylan Frittelli at 7-under par.

Will Oosthuizen be able to hold on to his lead for his second career major or will he be dethroned by the charging group from behind? A Super Sunday is upon us all golf lovers today.

 

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