Martin maintains lead in South Africa

Pablo Martin
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

PAARL, South Africa – Spain’s Pablo Martin remained in position for his second straight victory, shooting an even-par 72 on Saturday in the South African Open to take a one-stroke lead over Italy’s Edoardo Molinari.

Martin, the 23-year-old former Oklahoma State star who won the Alfred Dunhill on Sunday at Leopard Creek, was 11 under after three rounds at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pearl Valley. Molinari had a 69 in the event sanctioned by the European and Sunshine tours.

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