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Westwood, Oosthuizen share HSBC lead

SHENZHEN, China – Lee Westwood made 11 birdies to shoot a 61 on Saturday and grab a share of the lead with struggling Louis Oosthuiven after the third round of the HSBC Champions.

Oosthuiven, the 2010 British Open champion, came into the weekend with a five-stroke lead over the field, but struggled with his putting and carded a 70.

Lee Westwood made 11 birdies to shoot a 61 on Saturday and grab a share of the lead with struggling Louis Oosthuiven after the third round of the HSBC Champions. Credit: Getty Images

The two are level at 18-under going into Sunday, three shots ahead of Phil Mickelson, who made seven birdies en route to a 66.

Ernie Els briefly surged into a share of the lead on the back nine before hitting into a reservoir on the tricky 15th hole and taking a double bogey. He shot a 69 to drop to fourth place, level with Bill Haas (66) and Ian Poulter (65). – Sapa-AP

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