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Sjöholm surges into contention

Sjöholm surges into contention

Joel Sjöholm produced an incredible run of birdies to move into contention during the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Joel Sjöholm

The 34 year old from Sweden started the day nine shots behind leader Pablo Larrazábal but produced five birdies in a row from the second on Moving Day.

A bogey on the eighth briefly derailed his progress, but Sjöholm made back-to-back birdies at the tenth and 11th and then cashed in on the long 13th.

At seven under for both his round and the week, Sjöholm had leapt from 28th to second and just two behind Larrazábal.

The four-time European Tour winner from Spain kicked off his round with a par at the first.

First round leader Wil Besseling and home favourite Branden Grace were in a share of third at Leopard Creek, with both on six under after a par at the first.