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Aiken, Walters tied for Joburg Open lead

Feb. 8, 2014 at 9:56 AM
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- South Africans Thomas Aiken and Justin Walters were tied for the lead after Saturday's third-round play at the European Tour's Joburg Open in Johannesburg.

Aiken had the round of the day with a 9-under-par 63 and Walters closed with an eagle for a 64. They are both 17-under 198 for the tournament and have a two-stroke lead.

Jin Jeong had a 66 Saturday and is alone in third place at 15-under and Roope Kakko, after a 67, is at 14-under 201. George Coetzee (69 Saturday) and Alastair Forsyth (68) are tied for fifth, four strokes behind the leaders.

Aiken started the day birdie-bogey but piled up nine birdies the rest of the way. Three times he had back-to-back birdies, including on Nos. 17 and 18. His round included a 50-foot birdie putt at 14.

Walters was 7-under through 11 holes before a bogey at the par-3 16th. He had four straight birdies beginning at the eighth hole, completing the run with a 40-foot putt at 11. He finished the round with an eagle at the par-5, 551-yard 18th.

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