Deon Germishuys carded a three-under-par 69 on Sunday in the third round of the final stage of the DP World Tour’s Qualifying School on the Hills Course at Infinitum Golf in Tarragona, Spain.
With rounds being played alternately on the Lakes Course and the Hills Course ahead of the cut after four rounds, Germishuys’ four birdies and a bogey lifted him into a share of 16th place on eight-under-par after 54 holes. It was a position he shared with, amongst others, fellow-South African Pieter Moolman, who had a two-under on the same course, and Darren Fichardt, who signed for a one-under-par 71 on the Hills Course.
One stroke ahead of them was two-time Cape Town Open champion, Benjamin Follett-Smith of Zimbabwe, who had a level-par 72 on the Hills Course.
Another Cape Town Open winner, Jacques Kruyswijk had a level-par 72 on the Hills Course to be on six-under-par in a share of 33rd, together with a third Cape Town Open champion in Rhys Enoch of Wales, who had a three-under 69 on the same course.
On the par-71 Lakes Course, JJ Senekal carded a four-under 67 to move to five-under through 54 holes and a share of 49th.
Albert Venter and Thomas Aiken had third rounds of 70 and 71 on the Lakes and Hills Courses respectively, and they have some work to do if they are to make the cut from three-under and a share of 76th. The same applies to Bryce Easton and Wynand Dingle on two-under, and Wilco Nienaber on one-under.
At five-over, it looks like a bridge too far for Luke Brown.