George Coetzee takes 1-shot lead into final round at Vilamoura

Ruben Hill
September 15, 2020

India's ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma dropped a late bogey on way to a four-under 67, which helped to make the cut at the 2020 Portugal Masters here.

With a two-day total of two-under 140, Sharma is now tied-40th in the tournament.

However, back-to-back bogeys at the 15th and 16th saw the lead slip from his grasp, although pars on the final two holes kept him firmly in the hunt.

"Maybe the memory of that albatross worked", said Sharma with a laugh.

"I think if you can get yourself in position on the back nine, you have legitimately got some good chances", said Canter, who was playing alongside Coetzee on Saturday.

Coetzee had been eight shots behind Guerrier overnight, and the South African was only one under for his round after 14 holes before his flying finish, which was nearly one better as he came within a whisker of making an albatross at 17, propelled him to the top of the leaderboard.

Coetzee, a four-time victor on the European Tour, was even a little disappointed he did not sink his approach for an albatross, saying: "It would have been nice".

Masahiro Kawamura is in a tie with Guerrier for second after a superb third round of 65, which included eight birdies, took him to 10 under for the tournament.

Guerrier had seven birdies and two bogeys to follow a bogey-free 62 in his opening round at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura. He set a testing clubhouse target of 14-under par.

American Sihwan Kim is Guerrier's closest challenger on nine under par after he reeled off five birdies in his last six holes to post a 66.

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