Lucas Herbert has experienced a weekend filled with ups and downs at the Dubai Desert Classic.
Herbert finished round one with a score of three-under par 69, and backed it up in round two with nine-under par 63 to finish 12-under, tied for the lead with American Bryson DeChambeau.
However, during round three Herbert grounded his club and used his wedge to move loose impediments surrounding his ball in a bunker on the par-five third hole.
Herbert was then approached by a European Tour official on the next hole and was informed he would receive a two-stroke penalty.
Despite the penalty, Herbert maintained composure and then carded five birdies on the back nine of the Majlis championship course at the Emirates Golf Club.
He finished the round at even-par 72 and was sitting at 12-under par going into Sunday night’s final round, four strokes off the leader DeChambeau.
Chinese golfer and defending champion Li Haotong and South African Ernie Els are also in contention.
Herbert will tee off in the final round of the tournament with Spaniard Alvaro Quiros.