Portugal Masters: George Coetzee takes one-shot lead on last lap

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George Coetzee came within inches of an albatross on the 17th of his third lap -11 G Coetzee (SA); -10 J Guerrier (Fra), M Kawamura (Jpn); -9 L Canter (Eng), N Lemke (Swe); -8 L Johnston (Sco), K. Sihwan (USA), S. Garcia Rodriguez (Spa); -7 L Bjerregaard (Den), J. Lagergren (Swe), J Catlin (USA); Selected others: -6 T Fleetwood (Eng); -3 J Donaldson (Wal); -1 S Gallacher (Sco)

George Coetzee & # 39; s eagle-birdie finish gave him a one-shot ahead of the last day of the Portugal Masters. a second consecutive victory.

The South African, who started eight shots behind halfway leader Julien Guerrier, produced a massive 66 to move to 11 under par.

] Guerrier and Masahiro Kawamura are the biggest challengers, with Niklas Lemke and the English Laurie Canter two adrift.

Scotsman Liam Johnston is also in the hunt, one of three players at eight below.

Coetzee, arriving in Vilamoura after winning the Titleist Championship in Pretoria at the Sunshine Tour last week, came painfully close to reaching the long 17th for an albatross.

"It would have been nice, he said." I was lucky enough to be next to Laurie [Canter] and he hit iron six quite smoothly, so it made it an easy decision for me to lift the iron seven and it ended up being the perfect club. "

] World Number 16 Tommy Fleetwood is five shots behind Coetzee after making four birdies in a row on his back nine to draw for a 68.

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