Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa plays his first shot on the 2nd tee during the third round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National on July 4, 2015, in Paris, France.
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Saturday, July 04, 2015

PARIS (AP) Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open and a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday.

Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, and has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg.

His bogey-free round included a tap-in seventh and final birdie on his last hole.

''Today was really a phenomenal round,'' he said after reaching a 10-under total of 203.

Maximilian Kieffer of Germany, also chasing his first European Tour title, was two back after shooting a bogey-free 65 and rising seven places.

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria was alone in third at 7 under thanks to a 66.

In a three-way tie for fourth were 2009 champion Martin Kaymer (69), home favorite Victor Dubuisson (69), and Spanish Open champ James Morrison of England (68).

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