Bezuidenhout finds something at Wentworth to move to share of 3rd

Sep 11, 2021 | Featured, South Africans abroad

Christiaan Bezuidenhout said he was looking for something to take into the third round on Saturday after a lacklustre level-par second round in the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, and a four-under-par 68 in the third round showed he’d found it.

After a grind in the opening nine at Wentworth during which he made a birdie and two bogeys, he found the sublime touch that characterised his first round of eight-under 64, and he made five birdies without dropping a shot to close to within two shots of leader Francesco Laporta of Italy. Laporta, a former Sunshine Tour campaigner, led by one from Laurie Canter of England.

Bezuidenhout goes into the final round in a share of third with Billy Horschel of the United States, Australian Adam Scott, and Jamie Donaldson of Wales, who closed birdie-birdie-eagle to get himself right into the mix.

Earlier in the day, Justin Walters produced one of those rounds he periodically does at Wentworth as he overcame an early bogey on the third hole with seven birdies for a six-under 66 which put him inside the top 10 ahead of the final round.

Other South Africans in the field who made the cut were George Coetzee and Dean Burmester, who finished 54 holes on six-under in a share of 33rd after rounds of four-under 68 and two-under 70 respectively. Brandon Stone carded a two-under 70 to be at five-under in a share of 43rd.

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