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Alejandro Canizares takes BMW PGA lead with 68

May 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (UPI) -- Birdies on the final two holes Saturday left Spaniard Alejandro Canizares with a one-shot lead over Lee Westwood at the BMW PGA Championship in England.

Canizares turned in a 4-under 68 in his third round at Wentworth Club for a three-round score of 9-under 207.

Canizares, who won the Russian Open in 2006, finished the day with the best putting performance in the field and seventh-best driving accuracy. Birdies on the 17th and 18th holes helped make up for bogeys on 13 and 15.

Westwood carded a 67 and finished one stroke ahead of Marc Warren and Matteo Manassero.

Sergio Garcia turned in a 68 and moved into tie for sixth place. Second-round leader Francesco Molinari stumbled to a 73 and was 5-under for the tournament, along with his brother, Eduardo, who shot a 69 Saturday.

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