5 Dec 2010

Westwood still leads in Sun City

3:26 pm on 5 December 2010

The world gold number one Lee Westwood of England has stretched his lead to five strokes after three rounds of the Sun City Challenge in South Africa.

The 37-year-old who replaced American golf icon Tiger Woods at the top five weeks ago had to settle for a one under par 71 at a sun-drenched 7,162-metre Gary Player Country Club.

It was his poorest round this week in the $7 million tournament known as the African 'Major', but closest challenger and fellow Englishman Ross Fisher failed to take advantage after starting the round three behind.

Fisher faltered badly after moving within two shots of Westwood with five holes left and missed a birdie putt on the last to end one over on 73 and sharing second place with South African Tim Clark.