Martin atop Alfred Dunhill leaderboard

Pablo Martin plays his second shot into the 11th green during Round 3 of the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
Pablo Martin plays his second shot into the 11th green during Round 3 of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. ( Getty Images )

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MALELANE, South Africa – Spain’s Pablo Martin shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over three-time winner Ernie Els and fellow South African Charl Schwartzel in the Alfred Dunhill Championship.

Martin, four strokes ahead at the start of the round, had a 14-under 202 total on the Leopard Creek Country Club course. He led by five shots during the third round, but made a double bogey on the 14th hole and parred the final four holes.

Els, the 1995, 1999 and 2006 winner, double-bogeyed the 11th, but rallied to birdie five of the last six holes for a 69. Schwartzel shot a 68.

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