Golf: Johnstone bandwagon still rolling

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The Independent Online
Two birdies in the last three holes enabled Tony Johnstone to maintain his overnight two-shot lead after three rounds of the South African Open in Durban yesterday. The Zimbabwean's three-under-par 69 gave him a 14-under-par aggregate of 202 and kept him on course for his second victory in the event. South Africa's Ernie Els shot 68 for 204, while another Zimbabwean, Mark McNulty, is third on 206 after returning a 70. The experienced South African John Bland, who lowered the course record to 62 in the first round, slipped to six shots off the pace by following a 74 with 72 in the third round. Jane Geddes shot a course-record 66 to join her fellow-American Muffin Spencer-Devlin in a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Australian Ladies Masters championship at the Royal Pines resort on the Gold Coast, Australia.