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Ryan Moore leads after three rounds at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Ryan Moore is in contention at the Travelers Championship again.

Moore had an eagle and two birdies Saturday in a bogey-free 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Aaron Baddeley into the final round.

"This is a tournament I really want to win, and I know it's a tournament I can win," said Moore, who has four top-10 finishes in eight starts in the event.

Moore, 31, had a 13-under 197 total at TPC River Highlands. He won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia at the start of the season in October for his third PGA title.

Saturday "was a great examples of 'it doesn't have to be pretty' to shoot a great golf score," Moore said. "I honestly didn't feel great all day hitting the ball but drove it well enough to kind of keep myself out of trouble."

Baddeley had six birdies and a bogey in a 65.

Second-round leader Scott Langley shot 70 to drop into a four-way for third at 11 under. Also in that group was Sergio Garcia (65), who has five top-10 finishes in nine PGA Tour starts this season.

CHAMPIONS: Tom Lehman opened a three-stroke lead in the Encompass Championship in Glenview, Ill., shooting a bogey-free 6-under 66 before play was suspended because of a thunderstorm. Lehman, the first-round leader, had a 13-under 131 total at North Shore Country Club. Thirty-one players were unable to finish. Kirk Triplett (67), John Inman (67), Roger Chapman (68) and Bart Bryant were at 10 under. Bryant had two holes left when play was washed out.

EUROPEAN: Mikko Ilonen birdied No. 18 to stay on top at the Irish Open in Cork after three rounds. Ilonen shot 2-under 69 to move to 12-under 201 at Fota Island. He took a one-shot lead into the final round over Danny Willett, who bested the course record Ilonen set Thursday by a shot with 8-under 63. Graeme McDowell (69) was another shot back.

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