Overnight leader Gordon Brand Jnr began with bogeys at the third and fifth, but, out in 38 he still held the lead on 12 under. Seve Ballesteros dropped shots at each of the first three holes, but a birdie at the fourth took him out in 38. Jose Rivero and Ignacio Garrido, out in 33 and 34 respectively, tied Ballesteros at 11 under. Rivero gained the outright lead with a birdie at the 12th and set the target at 12 under. Garrido matched it with two birdies and one bogey coming home. But Ballesteros birdied the 12th, 15th and 18th.