DP World Tour news: Thomas Detry and Rasmus Hojgaard lead in Sun City

Denmark's Rasmus Hojgaard and Belgian Thomas Detry share a one-shot lead over a pair of South Africans at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City.

Detry produced a blistering start and finish to his third round to sign for a five-under-par 67. That took him to nine under for the week, alongside Højgaard, who carded a 69.

Local favourites Thriston Lawrence and Branden Grace were a shot back while another South African, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, joined Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald on seven under.

Donald stayed in contention after battling his way to a one-over-par 73 to sit two shots off the pace after a long and action-packed Saturday.

The field faced an early start to complete round two after bad weather on Friday.

Belgian Detry started with two birdies and finished with three in a row. He holed putts at the fourth and seventh with a combined length of almost 80 feet and said: "Putting (has been key). I struggled on the greens the first day and I've managed to find some great confidence and I'm seeing them roll in.

"We'll see what Sunday brings, I'm really excited. I'm playing some really confident golf, I'm hitting all of my targets, driving it well and putting well, so not much really can go wrong."

Hojgaard said: "I'll just try to stay as calm as possible tomorrow. Don't try to force anything. If I can have a clear focus and not try to hit difficult types of shots, try to keep it simple as possible, I've got a good feeling."

Ryan Fox, who will overtake Rory McIlroy at the top of the DP World Tour Rankings if he wins, shot level par to sit six under alongside Tommy Fleetwood and Shubhankar Sharma.

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