South African trio lead Joburg Open golf

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 14:22 PM IST

Johannesburg: Defending champion Charl
Schwartzel and his South African compatriots Thomas Aiken and
Garth Mulroy share the lead going into the final round of the
Joburg Open golf tournament here.

The South African trio were all at 15-under 198 each.
Schwartzel and Mulroy, who also led at the halfway stage, shot
69 each at the par 71 East Course of the Royal Johannesburg
and Kensington Golf Club.

Aiken, who was a shot behind at the start of the day,
managed the best round of the trio, a 68, as the leaders ended
on 15-under overall.

India`s only challenger SSP Chowrasia had missed the
halfway cut after rounds of 67 and 74.

Behind the leaders was Scotland`s David Drysdale after
his four-under 67 put him a shot further back, while English
pair Ben Evans (67) and Jamie Elson (71) were tied on 13-under
-- the latter amongst the top trio after two rounds.

Four other players were with him - Swede Oscar Floren
(66), Anti Ahokas (68) of Finland and South African duo of
Allan Versfeld (70) and Branden Grace (71).