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Levin handles wind to grab Memorial lead

June 2, 2012 at 7:09 PM

DUBLIN, Ohio, June 2 (UPI) -- Spencer Levin overcame windy conditions Saturday to post a 3-under-par 69 and grab a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Memorial.

The performance put Levin at 8-under 208 after 54 holes -- the second time this year he's entered the final round with an advantage.

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Levin led by six strokes at Phoenix Open in February but ended up finishing third.

Rory Sabbatini, who led after two rounds, fell into second place with a 1-under 71, one shot back at minus-7.

Making a big gain Saturday was Rickie Fowler, who fired a 3-under 69 to grab sole possession of third at 5-under 211.

Tiger Woods, who came into the day tied for second, carded a 1-over 73 to fall into fourth place at minus-4.

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