Pablo Larrazabal keeps three-shot lead at Alfred Dunhill Championship

Pablo Larrazabal. (Martin Dokoupil/AP)

MALELANE, South Africa — Pablo Larrazabal has kept his three-shot lead going into the final round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Larrazabal’s 2-under 70 Saturday in the third round of the European Tour’s first tournament of the 2020 season put him 11 under par and kept him ahead of Wil Besseling (70). South African home favourite Branden Grace (71) is a shot further back in third on 7 under.

Larrazabal made five birdies but also three bogeys on another tough day at Leopard Creek Country Club, where players have faced scorching temperatures pushing 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and gusting winds.

Those high temperatures convinced the tour to allow players to wear shorts in tournament play for the first time.

Charl Schwartzel is making a solid return after an eight-month injury layoff, with a 70 putting him 4 under and in a tie for sixth.

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