Zander Lombard holds lead at Nedbank Challenge

Overnight leader Zander Lombard recovered from a horror start to card a par score of 72 and hold a one-shot lead after the third round of the European Tour's Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Saturday.

World No. 234 Lombard,who is without a win on the European Tour, will head into Sunday at 11 under for the tournament as slippery greens and challenging pin placements meant another day of high scores in the third round.

The South African saw his overnight lead cut by a shot on Saturday, but is aiming to become the second home player to win 'Africa's Major' since 2008.

The 24-year-old was three over-par after eight holes, a sloppy start following his impressive 65 on Friday, but recovered to card four birdies in his final 10 holes.

He is one shot ahead of compatriot Louis Oosthuizen (71) and Belgium's Thomas Detry (69), whose erratic back nine saw him joint leader with Lombard heading down the 18th fairway before a dropped shot.

Detry carded 35 on his front nine, but his run heading back to the clubhouse included five birdies, a bogey and a double-bogey in what was truly a mixed bag.

England's Oliver Wilson carded seven birdies and two bogeys for a 67 to go into Sunday on eight under-par for the tournament and in touch with the leaders. He is joined on that score by Sweden's Marcus Kinhult (70).

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is the penultimate tournament in the 2019 Race to Dubai, whose leader, Austria's Bernd Wiesberger, continued his solid form on Saturday, carding 70 to share sixth position at six under for the tournament.