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Stenson keeps lead at World Tour Championship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Henrik Stenson closed in on the European Tour money title Saturday, birdieing four of his last five holes for 5-under 67 and a one-shot lead after three rounds of the season-ending World Tour Championship.

Stenson was at 17-under 199 and is trying to become the first player to win the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and the European money title in the same year.

Victor Dubuisson (64) was in second. Ian Poulter (66) and Alejandro Canizares (70) shared third place, four shots back.

Stenson came into the tournament leading the money list, though Poulter and Justin Rose are among the players who can overtake him. Rose was six shots back after 68.

"There's no point in getting ahead of myself as there's still one more day to go and I have to give it my best," Stenson said. "Victor is playing incredible golf at the moment. … So I'm just going to go out there and try to play another solid round."

In September, Stenson won the PGA Tour's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta to take the FedEx Cup title and $10 million bonus.

PGA: Harris English and Robert Karlsson shared the lead in the rain-delayed OHL Classic when play was suspended because of darkness for a third straight day at Playa del Carmen, Mexico. None of the 78 players who made the cut were able to finish the round. English and Karlsson were 15 under overall with 11 holes left in the third round. English matched the lowest round of his tour career in the morning with 9-under 62 in the second round. Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Stadler were tied for second at 12 under. Sabbatini completed eight holes in the third round, Stadler six.

LPGA: Lexi Thompson took the third-round lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational with 5-under 67 to reach 13-under 203 at Guadalajara, Mexico. She had a one-stroke lead over I.K. Kim (67). Stacy Lewis (67) was third at 11 under. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome (69) was 4 under.

Australian Masters: Defending champion Adam Scott, winner of this year's Masters at Augusta, shot 5-under 66 to open a four-stroke lead at 14-under 199 in Melbourne. In a group of four in second place were Nathan Holman (70), the second round co-leader with Scott, and Vijay Singh (63). Jarrod Lyle, playing in his first tournaments in 20 months after a second bout with leukemia, shot 70 and was at par 213.

Stenson keeps lead at World Tour Championship 11/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:39pm]
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