Despite penalty, Jimenez maintains lead in Europe

Despite penalty, Jimenez maintains lead in Europe

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) — Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez maintained a three-shot lead with a 3-under 68 Saturday in the third round of the European Masters.

After a one-stroke penalty, Jimenez stands at 17-under 196. Italy’s Edoardo Molinari is second after a 68.

Jimenez had a lapse of concentration in the Swiss Alps on the 10th fairway. He marked his ball thinking preferred lies were in operation. He called a one-shot penalty on himself when he realized the mistake.

At the time, Jimenez was 4-under par for his round. Two bogeys followed in the next three holes. But he regained his composure to pick up two birdies in the final three holes.

Jimenez shot a course-record 61 on Friday.

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