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Johannessen, Baldwin lead, still to finish 3rd rounds at SDC

ST. FRANCIS BAY, South Africa (AP) — Kristian Krogh Johannessen and Matthew Baldwin shared the SDC championship lead in South Africa on Saturday when the third round was suspended due to fading light.

The pair had moved to 11 under par over 13 holes when the players were recalled to the St. Francis Links course on the south coast of South Africa.

The tournament, which makes its European tour debut, is catching up after high winds caused a postponement on Friday, leaving many players to complete their second round and move straight into their third round on Saturday.

Norway’s Johannessen led by three shots when the second round finally ended on Saturday, but third-round partner Baldwin cut that lead with four birdies and no wasted shots through those 13 holes.

As the Englishman made his move, Johannessen dropped a shot on the No.11, his second bogey of the set.

Daniel Brown and Joost Luiten previously set the club’s target of 9 under when they completed their third rounds and are two behind Johannessen and Baldwin in a tie for third place, but have the luxury of a later start on Sunday while let the co-leaders play the other five. holes in their third round.

Brown netted 67 with an eagle and three birdies and Luiten had five birdies and went bogey-free for his 67.

Sweden’s Jens Dantorp is also 9 under alongside Brown and Luiten with four holes to play in his third round.


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