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AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Day three digest

AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open - Day three digest

Everything you need to know from Moving Day in Mauritius.

Louis Oosthuizen impressed again, Jacques P de Villiers chased a career-changing win, there were big birds aplenty and luck was relative on day three of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open.

Here is everything you need to know from the third round at La Réserve Golf Links at Heritage Golf Club.

Oosthuizen back on top

Oosthuizen moved himself into pole position to make it back-to-back wins on the DP World Tour with a third-round 65. The South African lifted the trophy last time out at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and five days later opened up a one-shot lead as he moved to 14 under. Countryman De Villiers was the nearest challenger after firing a 68, two shots clear of England's Laurie Canter, who carded a 65 to get to 11 under. South Africans Jaco Prinsloo and Jayden Schaper were then four shots off the lead. "I was giving myself opportunities and I still feel like I'm rolling the ball good on the green so hopefully I can do the same tomorrow," said Oosthuizen. "I'm playing well so it's all going to be on how I manage myself and think process around this golf course."

Eagles land for Louis

Oosthuizen had not made an eagle on days one and two - perhaps somewhat surprisingly on a course with five par fives and two driveable par fours. But he made up for it on Saturday as he chalked up THREE. He left himself less than ten feet at the par-five fifth and then did this at the sixth.

He even missed a five-footer for another big bird at the eighth but then completed his hat-trick at the 15th.

Family boost for De Villiers

De Villiers was playing in front of his parents as he put himself in position to challenge for a life-changing win. The South African is enjoying a breakout season on the Sunshine Tour and recovered from a bogey-bogey start by picking up six shots in five holes to surge up the leaderboard in just his seventh DP World Tour start. "It helps a lot, it lifts the spirits," he said of having his family around. "After going bogey-bogey you've got more pressure to perform so it was good. I played really well. For tomorrow, I can't control what Louis does and he's a hell of a player. So I'll just stick to my plans and my goals and hopefully that pans out."

Lucky or unlucky?

We'll let you decide.


No question on this one. Ouch.

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