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LUMBRES, France, June 19 (UPI) -- Jamie Elson made a bid for his first European Tour victory Saturday, shooting a 3-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Saint-Omer Open.

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CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Rory McIlroy fired a 5-under-par 66 Saturday to build a four-stroke lead through 54 holes at the European Masters in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Strange builds his lead at the Wales Open

NEWPORT, Wales, May 30 (UPI) -- First-round front-runner Scott Strange upped his lead to four strokes with a 5-under-par 66 at Friday's second round of the Wales Open in Newport, Wales.

Clarke leads China Open by one stroke

BEIJING, April 26 (UPI) -- A 5-under-par 67 Saturday left Darren Clarke ahead by one stroke over Robert-Jan Derksen through 54 holes of the Asian Open in Shanghai, China.

Hedblom, Millar lead in European golf

ANDALUCIA, Spain, March 28 (UPI) -- Sweden's Peter Hedblom and Matthew Millar of Australia share a one-stroke lead through 36 holes of the European Tour's Open de Andalucia in Spain.

Robert Dinwiddie (1693 – 27 July 1770) was a British colonial administrator who served as lieutenant governor of colonial Virginia from 1751 to 1758, first under Governor Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, and then, from July 1756 to January 1758, as deputy for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun. Since the governors at that time were largely absentee, he was the de-facto head of the colony for much of the time.

Dinwiddie's actions as lieutenant governor are commonly cited as precipitating the French and Indian War. He wanted to limit French expansion in Ohio Country, an area claimed by the Virginia Colony and in which the Ohio Company, of which he was a stockholder, had made preliminary surveys and some small settlements.

In 1753, Dinwiddie learned the French had built Fort Presque Isle near Lake Erie and Fort Le Boeuf, which he saw as threatening Virginia's interests in the Ohio Valley. He sent an eight-man expedition under George Washington to warn the French to withdraw. Washington, then only 21 years old, made the journey in midwinter of 1753-54. The French refusal to withdraw set the stage for the events that took place at Fort Necessity.

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