Christiaan Bezuidenhout got himself inside the top 10 on Saturday with a four-under-par 68 in the third round of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship at The Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bezuidenhout moved to 13-under-par through 54 holes, seven strokes off the lead which was held at 20-under-par by Ben Griffin of the United States. Griffin carded a six-under 66 to lead China’s Carl Yuan by three strokes. A shot further back were Americans Scott Stallings and Luke List, together with Sweden’s Henrik Norlander.
It was a bogey-free effort by Bezuidenhout, with shots gained on the second, eighth, ninth and 16th. If he maintains his current position, he is projected to climb inside the top 100 on the tour’s rankings.
Erik van Rooyen was a shot further back on 12-under-par after his third round of three-under-par 69. He was in a share of 11th. He is currently projected to climb to 124th on the rankings, and he needs to be inside the top 120 for a high number of guaranteed starts next year.
Dylan Frittelli’s third round of level-par 72 left him on five-under for the tournament, putting him in a share of 64th. That projects him to 159th on the rankings.