WATCH: Grandstand finish for lucky Coetzee

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George Coetzee gave the term 'grandstand finish' a new meaning on Saturday as he enjoyed a remarkable stroke of fortune at the China Open.

Coetzee lost ground on the leaders in Saturday's third round as he completed a one-under 71.

However, the South African could easily have been two or three shots worse off, given the extraordinary manner of his eagle on the par-five 18th.

Having pulled his second shot way left, Coetzee shouted fore and looked understandably frustrated.

But just look what happened next...

Amusingly, there was more pinball to come as leader Dylan Frittelli benefited from a similar bounce off the grandstand on his way to a closing birdie.

At this rate, we might see players aiming for the stands in Sunday's final round.