Jamieson Targets Top-3 As Nienaber Seeks Maiden Tour Title At Joburg Open.

Scott Jamieson is targeting a top-three finish heading to the final round of the Joburg Open in South Africa.

Jamieson capped his third round in on-and-off again showers with a hat-trick of birdies from the 12th hole in a three-under par 68 for an eight under par tally on the Randpark course.

The Scot is among seven players sharing 10th place and while eight shots off the lead, Jamieson is just three adrift of four players, including former AIS Scottish Open winner, Brandon Stone, at 11-under par.

Twenty-year old South African Wilco Nienaber also birdied the same three holes in succession as Jamieson on route to a 67 and lead the co-sanctioned field by a stroke at 16-under par.

Nienaber is contesting only his 23rd European Tour event as the big-hitting Springbok golfer looks to capture a maiden Tour title.

He said: “It felt like a struggle, but I holed a few crucial putts that kept the momentum going.

“I enjoyed it a lot out there. It was an interesting day with umbrellas going up and down, and rain tops going on and coming off. But my caddie Jason (Scheepers) has been really good. It felt like he had more than two hands at times because he was carrying so much.

“The final round is going to be great. It will be the first time I’m in that situation and I’m just going to embrace it and enjoy it.”

Dane Joachim B Hansen, and also seeking first Tour success, kick-started his round of 64 with an eagle ‘3’ at the fourth and then birdied four of his next five holes to be at 15-under par.

There is a gap then of four shots to the quartet at 11-under par.

Craigielaw’s Grant Forrest is just outside the top-30 adding a 69 to move to four-under par and three clear of London-based Scot Ryan Lumsden (71) at one-under par.

Glaswegian Ewen Ferguson (74) is on level par.

Aberdeen’s David Law, and who had three holes of his Friday rain-delayed second round to play early on Saturday, returned to the course but dropped two shots in a horror 77 to miss the cut.

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