Detry and Hojgaard lead at Nedbank

European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald stayed in contention at the Nedbank Golf Challenge after battling his way to a one-over-par 73 to sit two shots off the pace after a long and action-packed day in Sun City.

The field faced an early start to complete round two after bad weather on Friday and it was Donald and Richard Bland out in front at halfway.

But while they slipped back - Bland shot 75 - Thomas Detry and Rasmus Hojgaard climbed to the top of the leaderboard.

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 Hojgaard, who carded a 69.

Thriston Lawrence and Branden Grace were a shot back while Christiaan Bezuidenhout joined Donald on seven under.

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."

New Zealand's 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.