Zander Lombard couldn't have found a better way to finish his Saturday round at The Open Championship.
Lombard was part of a trio of South Africans to take spots near the top of the leaderboard after the first round on Thursday. Lombard's 4-under round left him only one shot back of leader Kevin Kisner and tied with Tony Finau and fellow South African Erik van Rooyen. Brandon Stone, another South African, was 3-under.
Playing 2-over going to the last hole, Lombard holed a walk-off eagle on the par 4 No. 18, getting back to even for the day and 4-under for the tournament.
The South African's eagle helped save what had been a rough stretch in the previous two holes. After a bogey on 16, Lombard then had a double-bogey on the 17 to drop three shots in two holes.
But with the eagle on No. 18, Lombard climbed back up the leaderboard going into the final round.
The 23-year-old Lombard is in only his second major, as he previously played in The Open Championship in 2016, tying for 66th.
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