Zander Lombard makes walk-off eagle on No. 18 at The Open Championship

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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.

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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.

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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.