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Stenson holds 3-shot lead at South African Open

Updated: November 17, 2012, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG -- Henrik Stenson of Sweden closed in on a first European Tour win in three years Saturday, taking a three-shot lead into the final round of the South African Open despite George Coetzee shooting a course-record 63.

Stenson had six birdies and three bogeys in a 69 for a 16-under total of 200. Coetzee and Magnus Carlsson were three shots back.

Stenson is looking for his first title since the Players Championship in 2009. He'll need to hold off a fast-finishing Coetzee ...

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