Alfred Dunhill Championship R3

Pablo Larrazabal still leading despite disappointing finish

November 28 – December 01
Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, South Africa
€1,500,000
Live leaderboard
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Pablo Larrazabal had mixed emotions despite retaining his three-shot lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.


The 36-year-old Spaniard carded a two-under-par 70 to advance to 11 under and remain three clear of Holland’s Wil Besseling.

However, having at one stage threatened to surge clear in his bid for a fifth European Tour title, Larrazabal was disappointed as he made five at three of his last four holes.

“It’s disappointing to finish with three fives in the last four holes but it was playing tricky,” said Larrazabal, whose last win came back in 2015.


“I didn’t play as good as yesterday but I played pretty solid. My game plan is not three fives in the last four, that’s why I’m disappointed – obviously I’m happy with the lead.

“I hung in there and we will see; it will be a fun Sunday afternoon. If I shoot in the 60s these guys are going to have to put some run on (to catch) me tomorrow.”

First-round leader Besseling remains second after matching Larrazabal’s 70, with home favourite Branden Grace a shot further back in third after carding 71.

Larrazabal birdied the fourth and sixth but was struggling with his swing and found water for the second day running at the seventh.


An excellent third salvaged a bogey, but another wayward drive at the ninth was fortunate to stay dry and led to another dropped shot.

Larrazabal birdied the 10th and spectacularly chipped in at the 12th to reassert his dominance before holing from 20 feet on the 14th.

England’s Marcus Armitage eagled the last to share fourth on five under with South African Zander Lombard.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Pablo Larrazabal
ESP
-11
66
69
70
205
2
Wil Besseling
NED
-8
65
73
70
208
3
Branden Grace
RSA
-7
68
70
71
209
T4
Zander Lombard
RSA
-5
72
70
69
211
T4
Marcus Armitage
ENG
-5
70
70
71
211
T6
Joel Sjoeholm
SWE
-4
70
74
68
212
T6
MJ Viljoen
RSA
-4
72
71
69
212
T6
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
-4
70
72
70
212
T6
Adrian Otaegui
ESP
-4
69
72
71
212
10
Johannes Veerman
USA
-3
72
71
70
213
T11
Laurie Canter
ENG
-2
71
73
70
214
T11
Gregory Havret
FRA
-2
72
72
70
214
T11
Justin Harding
RSA
-2
70
73
71
214
T14
Adrian Meronk
POL
-1
69
76
70
215
T14
David Drysdale
SCO
-1
68
77
70
215
T14
Jack Singh-Brar
ENG
-1
68
72
75
215
T17
Richard Bland
ENG
Par
76
71
69
216
T17
Jayden Schaper
RSA
Par
73
73
70
216
T17
Eddie Pepperell
ENG
Par
71
73
72
216
T17
Jaco Ahlers
RSA
Par
72
72
72
216
T17
Richard Sterne
RSA
Par
70
74
72
216
T17
George Coetzee
RSA
Par
73
71
72
216
T17
Danie van Tonder
RSA
Par
68
75
73
216
T17
Garrick Porteous
ENG
Par
66
75
75
216
T17
Jaco Van Zyl
RSA
Par
69
72
75
216
T26
Calum Hill
SCO
1
73
73
71
217
T26
Wilco Nienaber
RSA
1
72
73
72
217
T26
Daniel Greene
RSA
1
72
73
72
217
T26
Keith Horne
RSA
1
66
79
72
217
T26
Benjamin Poke
DNK
1
73
72
72
217
T26
Connor Syme
SCO
1
69
75
73
217
T26
Robin Roussel
FRA
1
68
75
74
217
T26
Jonathan Caldwell
NIR
1
74
69
74
217
T34
Clement Sordet
FRA
2
72
75
71
218
T34
Alejandro Canizares
ESP
2
67
77
74
218
T34
Thomas Aiken
RSA
2
68
72
78
218
T37
Jeff Winther
SWE
3
75
72
72
219
T37
Edoardo Molinari
ITA
3
74
73
72
219
T37
Haydn Porteous
RSA
3
73
71
75
219
T37
Alex Haindl
RSA
3
71
72
76
219
T37
Dylan Naidoo
RSA
3
71
72
76
219
T37
Antoine Rozner
FRA
3
74
67
78
219
T43
Grant Forrest
SCO
4
68
79
73
220
T43
Lee Slattery
ENG
4
72
75
73
220
T43
Jacques Blaauw
RSA
4
73
73
74
220
T43
Hennie Otto
RSA
4
78
68
74
220
T43
Renato Paratore
ITA
4
74
71
75
220
T43
Martin Rohwer
RSA
4
69
75
76
220
T43
Lars van Meijel
NED
4
74
70
76
220
T43
Rasmus Hoejgaard
DEN
4
72
70
78
220
T51
Adilson Da Silva
BRA
5
70
76
75
221
T51
James Morrison
ENG
5
72
71
78
221
T51
Jack Harrison
ENG
5
71
72
78
221
T51
Matthieu Pavon
FRA
5
71
72
78
221
T55
Ernie Els
RSA
6
74
73
75
222
T55
Christiaan Basson
RSA
6
71
74
77
222
T55
Adrien Saddier
SCO
6
71
73
78
222
T55
JC Ritchie
RSA
6
72
71
79
222
T59
David Law
SCO
7
72
75
76
223
T59
Keenan Davidse
RSA
7
76
71
76
223
T59
Oliver Wilson
ENG
7
73
73
77
223
T59
Pedro Figueiredo
POR
7
72
74
77
223
T59
Matthew Jordan
ENG
7
69
74
80
223
T64
Thriston Lawrence
RSA
8
77
68
79
224
T64
Lorenzo Gagli
ITA
8
74
70
80
224
T64
Oliver Bekker
RSA
8
73
71
80
224
T64
Toby Tree
ENG
8
70
73
81
224
68
Brandon Stone
RSA
9
72
75
78
225
69
Carlos Pigem
ESP
10
74
71
81
226
70
Ross Fisher
ENG
12
74
73
81
228
71
Niklas Lemke
SWE
17
72
73
88
233
CUT
Aaron Cockerill
CAN
4
72
76
148
CUT
Ben Stow
ENG
4
77
71
148
CUT
Francesco Laporta
ITA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
ESP
4
78
70
148
CUT
Hennie Du Plessis
RSA
4
71
77
148
CUT
Jake McLeod
AUS
4
74
74
148
CUT
Justin Walters
RSA
4
76
72
148
CUT
Mark Williams
RSA
4
72
76
148
CUT
Peter Karmis
RSA
4
74
74
148
CUT
Pieter Moolman
RSA
4
75
73
148
CUT
Garrick Higgo
RSA
5
72
77
149
CUT
Jake Redman
RSA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Jean Hugo
RSA
5
73
76
149
CUT
Jose-Filipe Lima
POR
5
72
77
149
CUT
Julien Guerrier
FRA
5
74
75
149
CUT
Louis De Jager
RSA
5
75
74
149
CUT
Madalitso Muthiya
ZMB
5
75
74
149
CUT
Richard McEvoy
ENG
5
75
74
149
CUT
Deon Germishuys
RSA
6
71
79
150
CUT
Jaco Prinsloo
RSA
6
77
73
150
CUT
Jean-Paul Strydom
RSA
6
76
74
150
CUT
Marcel Siem
GER
6
75
75
150
CUT
Ockie Strydom
RSA
6
78
72
150
CUT
Rhys Enoch
WAL
6
69
81
150
CUT
Robin Sciot-Siegrist
FRA
6
77
73
150
CUT
Thomas Bjorn
DEN
6
74
76
150
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
RSA
7
78
73
151
CUT
Dean Burmester
RSA
7
73
78
151
CUT
Doug McGuigan
RSA
7
72
79
151
CUT
Oliver Farr
WAL
7
76
75
151
CUT
Soren Kjeldsen
DEN
7
72
79
151
CUT
Steve Surry
ENG
7
73
78
151
CUT
Alexander Bjoerk
SWE
8
76
76
152
CUT
Bryce Easton
RSA
8
74
78
152
CUT
Darren Fichardt
RSA
8
75
77
152
CUT
Hugo Leon
CHI
8
77
75
152
CUT
Lyle Rowe
RSA
8
80
72
152
CUT
Merrick Bremner
RSA
8
76
76
152
CUT
Rupert Kaminski
RSA
8
77
75
152
CUT
Stephen Ferreira
POR
8
74
78
152
CUT
Callum Mowat
RSA
9
74
79
153
CUT
Cormac Sharvin
NIR
9
80
73
153
CUT
Dale Whitnell
ENG
9
78
75
153
CUT
Darius van Driel
NED
9
76
77
153
CUT
Jacques P. de Villiers
9
73
80
153
CUT
James Du Preez
RSA
9
72
81
153
CUT
Matias Calderon
CHI
9
75
78
153
CUT
Oliver Fisher
ENG
9
73
80
153
CUT
Ruan Conradie
RSA
9
70
83
153
CUT
Sami Vaelimaeki
FIN
9
77
76
153
CUT
Sebastian Garcia
ESP
9
75
78
153
CUT
Trevor Fisher Jnr
RSA
9
75
78
153
CUT
Caylum Boon
RSA
10
83
71
154
CUT
Combrinck Smit
RSA
10
79
75
154
CUT
Kyle Barker
RSA
10
77
77
154
CUT
Michael Palmer
RSA
10
80
74
154
CUT
Neil Schietekat
RSA
10
74
80
154
CUT
Tyrone Ryan
RSA
10
79
75
154
CUT
Basil Wright
RSA
11
75
80
155
CUT
Clinton Grobler
RSA
11
78
77
155
CUT
Heinrich Bruiners
RSA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Jake Roos
RSA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Keelan van Wyk
RSA
11
79
76
155
CUT
Luke Jerling
RSA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Ricardo Santos
POR
11
79
76
155
CUT
Ruan De Smidt
RSA
11
75
80
155
CUT
Toto Thimba Jr.
RSA
11
76
79
155
CUT
Tyrone Ferreira
RSA
11
77
78
155
CUT
Vaughn Groenewald
RSA
11
71
84
155
CUT
Anton Haig
RSA
12
78
78
156
CUT
Garth Mulroy
RSA
12
79
77
156
CUT
Riekus Nortje
RSA
12
78
78
156
CUT
Jack Senior
ENG
13
80
77
157
CUT
Teaghan Gauche
RSA
13
84
73
157
CUT
J. J. Senekal
RSA
14
78
80
158
CUT
Philip Eriksson
SWE
14
77
81
158
CUT
Yubin Jung
RSA
14
80
78
158
CUT
Chris Swanepoel
RSA
15
78
81
159
CUT
Benjamin Follett-Smith
ZIM
16
78
82
160
CUT
Dylan Kok
RSA
16
80
80
160
CUT
Anthony Michael
RSA
18
83
79
162
CUT
Jacquin Hess
RSA
18
80
82
162
CUT
Andre de Decker
RSA
21
86
79
165
CUT
Rourke Van Der Spuy
RSA
23
85
82
167
RET
David Howell
ENG
Par
78
78