GULLANE, Scotland, July 20 (UPI) -- Lee Westwood
, seeking his first major championship, posted a 1-under 70 Saturday to grab a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the British Open.
Westwood ended the day at 3-under-par 210 at Muirfield, two better than Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods.
The Briton has finished second two times in major tournaments, including the 2010 British Open. That year he also held the third-round lead at The Masters, only to finish runner-up to Phil Mickelson.
Mahan, also seeking his initial major victory, fired a 3-under 68, while three-time winner Woods turned in a round of 1-over 72 to end Round 3 at 1-under 212.
Reigning Masters champion Adam Scott claimed sole possession of fourth place at even-par 213.
Former Masters champions Angel Cabrera and Zach Johnson shot a 2-over 73 to share fifth place at plus-1 with Ryan Moore (72) and Henrik Stenson (74).
Mickelson (72) and Francesco Molinari (72) were tied for ninth.
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