Dean Burmester is just one round away from confirming his PGA Tour status for next season after a third round of three under-par 69 in the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Newburgh, Indiana.
While he dropped a single spot on the leaderboard into a share of 21st on 10-under for the tournament, he knows that with seven shots separating him and leader Justin Suh of the United States, he is just 18 holes away from confirming his playing privileges which he locked up last week in the second tournament of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals Series.
Burmester made two birdies and a bogey on his front nine, and then dropped another shot on the 10th to lip back to level-par for the round. But he signed off with a flourish with three consecutive birdies on the final three holes.
Ahead, Suh led by one from Tano Goya of Argentina, the 2014 Dimension Data Pro-Am winner on the Sunshine Tour. Goya was on 16-under, and needs a good finish in the tournament to get his PGA Tour card.
Dawie van der Walt, like Burmester, carded a three-under 69, but his chances of regaining his PGA Tour card are vanishingly small at six-under for the tournament in a share of 44th.