Harding leads in Kenya, Veerman sets record


NAIROBI, Kenya — Justin Harding will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the European Tour’s Kenya Open after a 7-under 64 on Saturday.

The South African moved to 16 under overall at Karen Country Club.

American Johannes Veerman is one of three players sharing second place after he carded 9-under 62 for a course record.

Veerman had nine birdies in the third round and didn’t drop a shot. He is joined on 14 under by fellow American Kurt Kitayama (66) and Australian Scott Hend (68).

Along with six birdies, Harding eagled par-4 No. 10 when he holed out with a wedge. He had just one bogey.

Harding has one career win on the European Tour, at the 2019 Qatar Masters.

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