Martin in lead after 3rd round

JOHANNESBURG - Spaniard Pablo Martin stayed on track for back-to-back European Tour victories despite scrambling to a level-par 72 in the third round.

JOHANNESBURG - Spaniard Pablo Martin stayed on track for back-to-back European Tour victories despite scrambling to a level-par 72 in the third round.

Winner of the Alfred Dunhill Championship, Martin leads Italian Edoardo Molinari by one stroke entering the final round at the Jack Nicklaus-designed 6800m Pearl Valley Golf Estate course near Cape Town.

Martin stands on 205 while Molinari fired a second consecutive 69 in the second of four tournaments during December and January - co-sanctioned by the South African Sunshine Tour.

Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed (68), Dane Anders Hansen (72) and South African James Kingston (69) are on 207 - with the 69 of Indian Shiv Kapur keeping him in contention a further stroke behind the leader.

Defending champion SA's Richard Sterne could manage only a two-over 74 and appears out of contention. - AFP

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