Scott Jamieson will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane.
It is six years since Jamieson claimed his only European Tour title – which also came in South Africa at the Nelson Mandela Championship – but the Scot gave himself a golden opportunity to end his barren spell on Saturday.
The 32-year-old carded a four-under third round of 68 to top the leaderboard on 11 under on a sweltering day at Leopard Creek Country Club
Jamieson went out in 34 following two birdies and a bogey, then eagled the 11th to significantly improve his position. Three more birdies swiftly followed, but they did come either side of a double-bogey six at the 14th.
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The Glaswegian led by three shots before David Lipsky finished with back-to-back birdies to move into second place.
American Lipsky, who held a one-shot lead going into moving day, signed for a two-under 70 – which also included an eagle and a double bogey.
Defending champion Brandon Stone is in the hunt to retain his title on home soil after a bogey-free 69.
Zander Lombard is level with his compatriot Stone on eight under following a four-under 68.
Scottish duo Marc Warren and David Drysdale are a further shot back along with Pablo Larrazabal and Raphael Jacquelin – who shot a brilliant six-under 66.