South Africa's Oliver Bekker holds a two-shot lead ahead of the final round at the Catalunya Championship after England's Laurie Canter made a three-putt bogey on the last in Girona.

Canter entered the weekend with a one-shot lead but a third-round 70 saw the 32-year-old fall behind playing partner Bekker, who carded a 67 to get to 11 under.

Canter had to come through the Qualifying School in three consecutive years from 2015 - the first two of those graduations taking place at this week's venue - but has since established himself on the DP World Tour with three runner-up finishes in the last two seasons.

He will now have to come from behind if he is to claim a maiden victory but was confident he could lift the trophy if he could produce his best over the final 18 holes.


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"The great thing about this course, I genuinely think the best player is going to win over 72 holes," he told europeantour.com.

"It's that sort of a test. That might be an obvious thing to say but it's really prevalent here. If you manage your game well, chip, putt, it tests all the facets.

"In a way that's good for me to feel like that, I've got to go out and try to be the best player tomorrow. If I can play like I did today and get a bit more out of the round, I'll have a chance."

Bekker is also looking for a first DP World Tour win having claimed five top-10s from nine events so far this season.

"Tomorrow I'm just going to do the same thing. It's been working for me, I'm not going to change anything," he said.

"If it's my day, it's my day. If not, just try to give my best and see what happens."

Italian duo Edoardo Molinari and Lorenzo Gagli were at eight under, a shot ahead of New Zealand's Ryan Fox and Pole Adrian Meronk.

Jonathan Caldwell is the sole Irish player in action after making the cut but carded a 75 to slip back to three over, 14 shots off the summit.

Tom McKibbin, Cormac Sharvin and Luke Donnelly all missed the cut after Friday's second round.