CARNOUSTIE, Scotland, July 24 (UPI) -- Bernhard Langer fired a 2-under 69 Saturday to claim sole possession of the lead after three rounds of the Senior British Open in Scotland.
Langer, who shared the lead with Corey Pavin after 36 holes, sank three birdies and made 14 pars Saturday en route to the three-stroke lead at Carnoustie Golf Club, finishing at 6-under 207.
Langer could have ended the day four shots ahead, but his drive on the 18th hole rolled about 30 yards into a bunker and he closed with a bogey.
The German great has 10 career wins on the Champions Tour but is still seeking his first major tourney title.
Pavin, meanwhile, carded a 72 to fall to 3-under 210, still good for sole possession of second place.
Fred Funk zoomed up 16 places on the leaderboard by registering a 4-under 67, joining Jay Haas (72), Larry Mize (72), Ian Woosnam (72), Jay Don Blake (70) and Russ Cochran (70) in third place tied at 2-under 211.