Date: December 02, 2007

Rose and Immelmann locked in battle

Justin Rose and Trevor Immelmann are neck and neck going into the final day of the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa as Australian Adam Scott slipped further behind the two leaders. European Tour Order-of-merit winner Rose and South African Immelman started the day on level terms and finished it exactly as they started after both players carded five-under 67s on the third day of the Gary Player sponsored invitational tournament. Indeed, both Rose and Immelman shared identical rounds, posting seven birdies and two bogeys on the Sun City course to be at 16-under overall for the tournament, five strokes ahead of four-time winner Ernie Els, who managed a three-under 69 on the third day. First-round leader Scott continued to drop off the pace, though, falling further behind the leaders after only managing an even-par 72 on Saturday (South Africa time). Scott is now at six-under overall for the tournament, alongside Luke Donald, and two strokes ahead of compatriot Geoff Ogilvy (70). Nedbank Golf Challenge -16 Trevor Immelman 67 66 67, Justin Rose 68 65 67 -11 Ernie Els 69 67 69 -7 Henrik Stenson 72 65 72 -6 Luke Donald 68 71 71, Adam Scott 67 71 72 -5 Rory Sabbatini 76 68 67 -4 Geoff Ogilvy 69 73 70 E Niclas Fasth 74 72 70, Charl Schwartzel 74 74 68 +4 Stewart Cink 72 73 75, Retief Goosen 74 71 75