While there were fireworks up ahead of him, Erik van Rooyen stuck to his guns on Saturday and carded a third-round of four-under-par 68 to move to a share of 10th in the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup @ Summit in Las Vegas.
Van Rooyen, who opened with a 67, and followed it with a 66 in the second round, made three birdies and a bogey on the front nine in the third round, and the same on the homeward nine to move to 15-under for the tournament. That was six shots behind the 54-hole leader, Rickie Fowler, who had a two-stroke edge over Rory McIlroy. Abraham Ancer, Robert Streb and Adam Scott were in a share of third on 18-under.
Louis Oosthuizen had a superb seven-under-pat 65 in his third round to go to 10-under for the tournament and a share of 42nd. Charl Schwartzel battled to a four-over 76 to be four-over for the tournament and in last place in the 78-man field.
Fowler had a bogey-free round for his 63, but that was more than matched by McIlroy who had an eagle and eight birdies on his card for a 10-under 62 in the third round.