Mulroy bolts to front at Dunhill

Nov. 19, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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MALELANE, South Africa, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Garth Mulroy had five consecutive late birdies Saturday and climbed into the lead at the European Tour's Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa.

Mulroy's birdie binge gave him an 8-under-par 64 for the third round and put him at 15-under 201 after 54 holes going into Sunday's final round.

Felipe Aguilar, who had a second-round 64, shot 4-under 68 Saturday and is alone in second at 13-under. Jbe Kruger, the second-round leader, slipped to a 1-over 73 Saturday and is tied with George Murray (69), Hennie Otto (67) and Peter Whiteford, who had a bogey-free 64 Saturday, for third at 12-under.

Mulroy opened Saturday's play with back-to-back birdies and, after a birdie at the sixth hole, was 3-under after 12 holes. He then ran off five consecutive birdies and jumped into the lead.

Aguilar also closed fast, posting birdies on five of his last six holes.

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