Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey was hunting down leader Ross Fisher in the early stages of the final round of the Tshwane Open today.
Hoey cut the Englishman’s lead from five shots to two after going through the first five holes in three under par, putting him 16 under overall.
A birdie at the first and an eagle at the par-five fourth put him firmly in contention, with Fisher off to a slower start.
He had a birdie and a bogey in his opening five holes and was level par for the round.
Spain’s Carlos Del Moral was also on the charge, three under through five to lie just a shot behind Hoey.
England’s Simon Dyson and South Africa’s Danie van Tonder had moved on to 14 under in a tie for fourth.
England’s David Howell and India’s Shiv Kapur held the clubhouse lead on eight under, the former after a four-under round of 68.