South African trio lead Joburg Open golf

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Johannesburg, Jan 16 (PTI) Defending champion CharlSchwartzel and his South African compatriots Thomas Aiken andGarth Mulroy share the lead going into the final round of theJoburg Open golf tournament here.

The South African trio were all at 15-under 198 each.

Schwartzel and Mulroy, who also led at the halfway stage, shot69 each at the par 71 East Course of the Royal Johannesburgand Kensington Golf Club.

Aiken, who was a shot behind at the start of the day,managed the best round of the trio, a 68, as the leaders endedon 15-under overall.

India''s only challenger SSP Chowrasia had missed thehalfway cut after rounds of 67 and 74.

Behind the leaders was Scotland''s David Drysdale afterhis four-under 67 put him a shot further back, while Englishpair Ben Evans (67) and Jamie Elson (71) were tied on 13-under-- the latter amongst the top trio after two rounds.

Four other players were with him - Swede Oscar Floren(66), Anti Ahokas (68) of Finland and South African duo ofAllan Versfeld (70) and Branden Grace (71).

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