Poland’s Meronk seeking history at Alfred Dunhill

Poland’s Meronk seeking history at Alfred Dunhill

Meronk and Roussel shrugged off modest recent European Tour form with seven-under rounds over the Leopard Creek Country Club course near Malelane in northeastern South Africa.

Adrian Meronk clung on to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship as a couple of home players made big charges on Saturday.

Last year, Meronk become the first Polish player to hold a European Tour card when he graduated from the European Challenge Tour after his Open de Portugal win.

Hansen birdied three of his last four holes to post the lowest round of the week and get to 10-under - three shots behind Meronk.

Joburg Open victor Joachim B. Hansen from Denmark opened with a two-under 70 over a course that borders the world renowned Kruger National Park game reserve.

Hansen grabbed the outright lead when Meronk bogeyed the fourth and temporarily went two ahead with a tap-in birdie at the sixth, only for the Dane to fail to get up and down from off the green to save par at the eighth. I'm excited. It's only halfway and there's still a lot of golf to be played.

"It's really nice to be playing the way I'm playing right now so I'm just trying to keep it going". I actually lost a ball off the tee and then holed a nice putt with my second ball for a four so that probably kept my head up.

Bland, who is seeking a first European Tour title at the age of 47 and in his 468th event, carded a second consecutive 67 which included a birdie on the 18th in the rapidly fading light.

Jamieson, whose sole European Tour victory to date came in South Africa in 2012 in an event reduced to 36 holes by bad weather, birdied four of his last five holes after recovering from losing a ball on the par-three 12th.

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