Bogey on 18 cuts Garcia's lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Bogey on 18 cuts Garcia's lead at Nedbank Golf Challenge

Garcia made his first bogey of the day after pulling his second shot at the par-four 13th and Korhonen, the third member of the final group, moved into second place on eight under with a birdie at the 14th, where Oosthuizen bogeyed.

Westwood denied Sergio Garcia a wire-to-wire victory at Sun City and Louis Oosthuizen a first success at his home tournament by surging past the two major winners with a fabulous 8-under-par 64.

Garcia, twice a Sun City victor before the Nedbank became part of the tour, made eight birdies in a brilliant start to the penultimate tournament of the season to move four strokes clear of Charl Schwartzel, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Mikko Korhonen at the Gary Player Country Club. Detry made six birdies on the back nine on Friday.

Oosthuizen took advantage with just his second birdie of the day, although he benefited from a fortunate kick off the right fringe of the green to set up his birdie putt.

At the PGA Tour's Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, Matt Kuchar (40) and Tour graduate Kramer Hickok (26) opened with seven-under 64s to lead by a stroke in the clubhouse from a 12-strong chasing posse. When the Englishman collected back-to-back birdies on the daunting 16th and 17th holes, there was no coming back for his pursuers.

Defending champion Branden Grace of South Africa opened with a 70.

Rory McIlroy, one of five players with a chance of being crowned European No 1 at the end of the season, shot a level-par 72 after a double-bogey six on his second-to-last hole spoiled his round. He ended the day in a tie for 21st. McIlroy must win at least one of the final two events of the season, the Nedbank and next weekend's DP World Tour Championship, to have a chance of overhauling Race to Dubai leader Francesco Molinari, who isn't playing in Sun City.

Oosthuizen is not the only one who can thwart Garcia's bid for a third Nedbank title. He began with a birdie and twice reeled off three in a row.

"It's a tournament I've always wanted to play as a kid and came here plenty of times with the family to watch", he said. "I wish I would have won myself, but if not, obviously to see Lee do it is pretty nice". I hit a couple draws here and there but more than anything, just the shot that I'm feeling comfortable with. "But I've got to play really well because Sergio is world-class and he missed a few short putts early on otherwise he could have easily gotten away from all of us", Oosthuizen said.

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