Keeping Score

Justin Harding takes aim at 2nd title in Kenya

After winning Magical Kenya Open, South African takes 3-stroke lead into final round of Kenya Savannah Classic on same course

3: Number of strokes by which South Africa’s Justin Harding leads the European Tour’s Kenya Savannah Classic entering Friday’s final round. Harding shook off bogeys on two of his first four holes at Karen Country Club in Nairobi, then closed with birdies on three of his final four holes to shoot 5-under 66 for a 17-under 196 total. Harding will attempt to win his second European Tour title in the Kenyan capital in less than a week. He won the Magical Kenya Open on Sunday on the same Karen Country Club course, finishing at 21-under 263, two strokes ahead of the field. “I seem to be having a good game plan around here,” said Harding, 35, who played college golf at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Among those trying to keep him from repeating, countrymen Darren Fichardt (68) and Daniel Van Tonder (70), the 36-hole leader, were part of a six-man tie for second place at 14-under 199. The others: England’s Marcus Armitage (67), Scotland’s David Drysdale (69), Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond (65) and Norway’s Kristoffer Reitan (65). Fichardt is a five-time winner on the European Tour, but the others are seeking their first tour victories (scores).

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