Scott Jamieson leads at Leopard Creek heading into the final round at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. Photo: Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP

MALELANE – Scott Jamieson continued his love affair with South Africa on Saturday, as he opened up a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

The Scotsman fired a 68 in round three at Leopard Creek Country Club to get to 11-under and lead the way from American David Lipsky.

Defending champion Brandon Stone and fellow South African Zander Lombard were at eight-under, a shot clear of Scottish pair David Drysdale and Marc Warren, Frenchman Raphaël Jacquelin and Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal.

Jamieson won the Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS HANDA in Durban in December 2012 and then finished in the top-three at Leopard Creek just a week later.

He returned to Durban in January 2013 to finish second at the Volvo Golf Champions and in the 2017 season finished fourth at Leopards Creek and second at the Nedbank Golf Challenge or his best Rolex Series result.

Jamieson said on Friday that he may have made half of his career earnings in South Africa and he could be set for European Tour title number two on Sunday.

African News Agency (ANA)