Coetzee poised for crack at 6th DP World Tour title

Sep 24, 2022 | Featured, South Africans abroad

George Coetzee took advantage of the misfortunes of the leader on Saturday to set himself up for a chance at a sixth DP World Tour title as he headed into the final round of the Cazoo Open de France just one shot off the lead.

While 36-hole leader Rasmus Hojgaard spent the day attempting to recover from a disastrous quintuple bogey on the par-three second, Coetzee made up for two bogeys with five birdies to card a three-under-par 68 as he moved to 11-under for the tournament.

Having started the day seven shots off the lead, Coetzee saw Hojgaard reeled in after the Dane made five birdies, but also three bogeys to go with that horrible eight. There were more beneficiaries of that poor start from Hojgaard, of course, with Belgian Thomas Pieters and Paul Barjon of France lurking in a share of third on 10-under.

Behind Coetzee, Thriston Lawrence had a third round of one-over 73 to slip to a share of 28th going into the final round. Zander Lombard had a level-par 71 and was in a share of 49th, together with Hennie du Plessis who had a one-over 72.

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