Deon Germishuys climbed inside the top 10 on Saturday with a four-under-par 68 lifting him to a share of eighth after the third round of the DP World Tour’s KLM Open at Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt, Netherlands.
The big South African who recently qualified for the US Open had a quiet opening nine with a birdie and a bogey seeing him turn in level-par, but he made five birdies on his homeward nine, dropping just a single shot on the 16th as he moved to seven-under-par for the tournament.
He joined the pack chasing leader Pablo Larrazabal of Spain, who was on 10-under after a five-under 67 in the third round. Fellow-Spaniard Adrian Otaegui and Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard were in a share of second on nine-under, and four players, including Pole Adrian Meronk, were in a share of fourth on eight-under. Germishuys shared eighth Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand and Marcus Kinhult of Sweden.
Jayden Schaper carded a third round of one-under 71 to head into the final round on one-under for the tournament in a share of 48th, while Louis de Jager was in a share of 56th after a level-par 72 kept him at level-par for the tournament.