European Ryder Cup hopeful Paul Casey held off Brandon Stone by four shots to win his 15th European Tour title at the Dubai Desert Classic.
It was the Italian players who were in focus for a variety of reasons in Muscat, where Guido Migliozzi leads the way.
The top of the leaderboard at the Mauritius Open is congested, with five players sharing the lead and another nine within one stroke.
Steven Brown said he was getting his game ready for qualifying school but there will be no need for that after his Vilamoura victory.
Oliver Fisher, the overnight leader, was three over at the turn and could not wrestle back top spot from Brandon Stone in Vilamoura.
Battling to keep his European Tour card, Louis de Jager made a strong start at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course.
There will be a two-tee final round at the Oman Open on Sunday, when the field will attempt to chase down Maximilian Kieffer.
Scott Jamieson was left to reflect on another missed opportunity as David Lipsky took the title at Leopard Creek Country Club.
Scott Jamieson has not won on the European Tour for six years, but he has a great chance of ending his drought on Sunday.
American David Lipsky is the man to catch at Leopard Creek, but a quartet of Scotsmen are breathing down his neck.