Golf-Britons Brown, Syme lead SDC Championship by two shots


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  • Saturday, 02 Mar 2024

FILE PHOTO: Golf - European Tour - BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth, Virginia Water, Britain - September 16, 2023 Scotland's Connor Syme during the third round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs/File Photo

(Reuters) - Overnight leader Daniel Brown from England and Scotsman Connor Syme overcame poor starts and windy conditions to top the leaderboard by two shots after Saturday’s third round of the DP World Tour’s SDC Championship in St Francis Bay, South Africa.

Brown, 29, struggled early but recovered with three birdies on the last five holes for a round of 72 and an 11-under-par total of 205.

The 28-year-old Syme bogeyed the second but three birdies on the back nine ensured an impressive third-round 67 in tough conditions on South Africa's east coast.

"I thought I putted really steady today although it’s always tricky in the breeze," said Syme.

Andy Sullivan from England carded a best of the day 66 for a share of third place on nine under par, alongside American James Nicholas and South Africa’s Robin Williams.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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