ST ANDREWS, Scotland – Louis Oosthuizen, winner of the 2010 event on the same course, was joint leader at the end of round three of the Britsh Open at St Andrews on Sunday.
In a day characterised by low scoring, Oosthuizen (67), who suffered the worst of the day two weather, was handily placed on twelve under,alongside joint leaders Paul Dunne (66) and Jason Day (67) after carding seven birdies and two bogeys in his round.
Retief Goosen (69) remained strongly in contention at nine under par after a solid round containing an eagle and two birdies, marred by a bogey at the seventeenth.
Charl Schwartzel, (69) started and ended his round poorly, beginning the day with a bogey, clawing his way back with six brdies, but bogeying three of the last six holes to fall back to eight under par, retaining an outside chance of victory.
Marc Leishman (64) began the low-scoring run early in the day his eight-under-par round leaving him one behind overnight leader Dustin Johnson on nine-under.
Ireland’s Padraig Harrington (65) then charged through the field, ending level with Johnson’s second round score.
Jordan Spieth (66), holder of two major titles, briefly held the lead on 11 under, before being overtaken by Oosthuizen, Dunne and Day.
Round two leader Dustin Johnson endured a miserable day, his three-over-par 75 leaving him five strokes behind the leaders.
Louis Oosthuizen’s last 13 rounds at the Old Course = 55 under par.