• My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • World Cup

Jamieson takes five-stroke lead in South Africa

CBSSports.com wire reports
  •  
Scott Jamieson looks for his second European Tour title in a month in South Africa. (Getty Images)
Scott Jamieson looks for his second European Tour title in a month in South Africa. (Getty Images)

DURBAN, South Africa -- Scott Jamieson of Scotland had a 4-under 68 and took a five-shot lead in the Volvo Champions, while Louis Oosthuizen faded in the third round at Durban Country Club on Saturday.

Jamieson began the day a stroke behind the former British Open champion, but finished with a 15-under total to lead Oosthuizen (74), Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand (73) and Julien Quesne of France (67).

More on European Tour
Related links
More golf coverage

Padraig Harrington (67) and Francesco Molinari (68) were another two strokes back in the event for European Tour winners.

Jamieson won his first European Tour title a month ago in the season-opening Nelson Mandela Championship. Now he's one round away from earning the "Durban Double."

"It's been another great day. While I didn't play as well as I did the first two days, especially yesterday from tee to green, I managed to score well, which is the main thing," Jamieson said. "So I'm delighted to be in the position I'm in.

"The experience of winning the Nelson Mandela in a playoff under the extreme pressure with a first European Tour title on the line gave me a lot of confidence that I've taken into this week."

Jamieson had an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole after landing the ball 5 feet from the hole with a 5-iron for 198 yards. He also birdied three straight holes from the 11th.

For three days, Jamieson has competed against some of the bigger names in golf.

He played the first round with Harrington and finished a shot ahead of the Irishman. On day two, he was six shots better than Thomas Bjorn, and was six strokes better Saturday than crowd favorite Oosthuizen, who had four bogeys on the front nine.

"You always have your eye out, comparing yourself to them," Jamieson said. "But yeah, I managed to beat them through the week, so that was nice."

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
  •  
 
 

Biggest Stories

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Jack Nicklaus Autographed 1986 Masters Victory Photograph

Masters Collectibles
Get yours today
Shop Now