Paisley leads South African Open, Grace chasing hard

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Chris Paisley leads by a shot from home favorite Branden Grace going into the final round of the South African Open.

Paisley remained calm in a 2-under 70 in the third round on Saturday to move to 15 under overall and took the outright lead after sharing it with Adrien Saddier overnight.

England’s Paisley is in position for his maiden European Tour title but will face a challenge from the in-form Grace on the last day.

Grace won the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City in November, and surged into contention at the South African Open with a third-round 66, with seven birdies and just one bogey to go to 14 under.

“I’m sure the crowd is going to be on his side,” Paisley said. “I’m just really excited about it.”

Three players are tied for third on 12 under and three shots off the lead. They…

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