George Coetzee holed out from the fairway for an eagle on the way to a 65 and a one-shot lead Saturday after three rounds of the Mauritius Open.
The highest-ranked player at the tournament, the South African added four birdies to that eagle three on No. 7 to go six under for the day and 11 under overall. He moved clear of compatriot Thomas Aiken (68) and overnight leader Thorbjorn Olesen (70).
Denmark's Olesen dropped off the top of the leaderboard for the first time at the tri-sanctioned European, Asian and South African tour event after making three bogeys along with his four birdies. Aiken collected six birdies but also dropped three shots.
It left Coetzee in pole position for his third European Tour title and second this season.