SHANGHAI, China (AP) — Austrian Markus Brier shot a 4-under-par 67 Saturday to take the lead after the third round at the China Open.
Brier had seven birdies and three bogeys at the Shanghai Silport Golf Club to go to 6-under 207.
Scott Hend of Australia was a stroke back after a 1-under 70, followed by Andrew McLardy (67) of South Africa, who was 4 under.
Overnight leader Raphael Jacquelin of France stumbled to a 75 to share fourth place with Richard Sterne (69) of South Africa and Graeme McDowell (70) of Northern Ireland at 3 under. Argentina’s Andres Romero was a stroke back after shooting a 73.
Past winner Stephen Dodd of Wales had a 73 to sit eight strokes back of the lead with Danish Ryder Cup star Thomas Bjorn (73).