Louis Oosthuizen (Getty Images)
Scott Jamieson’s Durban double dream came under threat in the early stages of the final round from World Number Six Louis Oosthuizen.
Scotland’s Jamieson started Sunday with a five shot lead at Durban Country Club, but saw that cut to three as 2010 Open Championship winner Oosthuizen birdied the second and third to reach 12 under.
Jamieson, winner of the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa in the same city last month, responded with a birdie of his own on the long third to be four ahead on 16 under.
Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee picked up a shot at the first to be third on 11 under, one ahead of France’s Julien Quesne.
Jamieson birdied the fourth from 12 feet, but his lead was reduced again when he drove into bushes and had to return to the tee at the next, leading to a double bogey.
Three straight pars followed, but Oosthuizen birdied the sixth and eighth to be only one behind on 14 under, with Quesne third on 13 under after three gains in five holes from the fourth.