Kruyswijk moves into contention in Austria

Apr 17, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

It was allegedly ‘warmer’ on Saturday, and Jacques Kruyswijk made his move in the third round of the Austrian Golf Open on the European Tour as he carded a two-under-par 70 to slip into a share of fifth ahead of the final round.

He made an eagle three on the 15th to go with his two birdies and two bogeys as he moved to six-under for the tournament, three shots off the lead held jointly by Spain’s Alejandro Canizares and Germany’s Martin Kaymer. Maximilian Kiefer was on eight-under in third place, with America’s John Carlin on seven-under for the tournament.

Kruyswijk scrambled and putted his way to his score as he battled to get into a position to get his maiden European Tour title – having come so close in Kenya last month.

Garrick Higgo carded a three-under 69 to climb into a share of ninth, while Justin Walters, who was the best-placed South African after the second round, ground out a two-over 74 to slip to a share of 14th at three-under, six back ahead of the final round.

Zander Lombard had a poor third round, carding a five-over 77 to slip to three-over after 54 holes in a share of 59th.

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