Woods holds his lead at Hoylake

July 22, 2006 at 4:32 PM
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HOYLAKE, England, July 22 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods maintained his lead Saturday in the third round of the British Open Golf Tournament at Hoylake, England.

Compared to what he did in the first two rounds, Woods shot 1-under-par 71 on Saturday for an overall score of 13-under 203.

He has a one-shot edge over Sergio Garcia (65), Chris DiMarco (69), and Ernie Els (71), who are tied for second place at 12-under 204. Garcia's record-tieing round put him into contention on Sunday.

"Hopefully I can go out and put a good number on the board tomorrow and give myself a chance," Garcia said. "We love being in this position. Today was a thrill with all the cheers around the course."

"I hit the ball beautifully today but I did not putt well," Woods said. "(But) I still maintain the lead."

Also in contention are Jim Furyk (205), Angel Cabrera (205), Mark Calcavecchia (207), and Adam Scott (207).

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