Branden Grace has had a great third round at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and is leading the standings. Photo: @golfatsun via Twitter

SUN CITY - South Africa’s Branden Grace was three shots off the lead after the third round of the 2017 Nedbank Golf Challenge here, but remains hopeful of a good showing on Sunday as he looks to end a 10-year title drought for South Africa.

Grace made six birdies and also bogeyed the fifth and 18th holes for a 68 to be three shots behind leader Scott Jamieson of Scotland going into Sunday’s final round.

Jamieson, who has had his name among the leaders since the first day on Thursday, shot a blemish-free 67 to be on eight-under par after three rounds.

France’s Victor Dubuisson, who led overnight, is one shot back on seven-under after posting a 71.

Former champion Martin Kaymer is also at five-under alongside Grace after a good round of 69 that included five birdies and two bogeys. The round of the day however belonged to Italy’s Francesco Molinari, who shot a tournament best 65, that included seven birdies to be five off the lead.

IOL Sport

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