Thriston Lawrence fought off the effects of four bogeys on Saturday to card a third-round of two-under-par 70 in the DP World Tour Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.
That kept him inside the top 10, as his 11-under-par total had him in a share of ninth. And while he had the low round of the day with his 64 in the second round. No-one came close to 54-hole leader Matt Wallace, who carded an incredible 12-under 69, including nine birdies on the homeward nine. At 16-under, Wallace led by one from Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland, with Jeff Winther of Denmark in fourth on 14-under.
Lawrence started with a birdie early in his round, on the second, but bogeys on four and five set him back. He managed to turn in one-under thanks to birdies on seven and eight. He also made three birdies and two bogeys on his back nine, and shared ninth with Jon Rahm, Rasmus Hojgaard, Thorbjorn Olesen and Antoine Rozner.
The other South African in the field is Zander Lombard, and he had a third round of level-par 72 to remain at eight-under for the tournament. He was in a share of 19th with, amongst others, Rory McIlroy, who had a superb bogey-free 65 in his third round.