Abu Dhabi Championship: Lee Westwood shoots 65 to take the lead after the third round

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The highlight of the third round of Westwood was an eagle after an excellent second shot at the par five eighthAbu Dhabi HSBC Championship, day three leaderboard-14 L Westwood (Eng); 13 F Laporta (Ita), B Wiesberger (Aut); -12 M Fitzpatrick (Eng); S Garcia (Spa), K Kitayama (USA), -10 R Cabrera Bello (Spa), T Detry (Bel) Selected others: -9 R Fisher (Eng), L Oosthuizen (SA), J Senior (Eng); -8 T. Fleetwood, J. Singh Brar, A. Sullivan (all Eng); -7 R Ramsay (Sco)

Lee Westwood shot a seven-under-par 65 to lead one blow after three rounds of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

The Englishman hit six birdies, an eagle and a bogey to go down to 14, with leader of the night Francesco Laporta and Bernd Wiesberger at 13 below.

Italy Laporta played a 69, while Austria's Wiesberger matched Westwood & 65.

"It was fun. I play well and ride the ball well," said the 46-year-old Westwood.

"I am not going to lie, I have not played much golf, I did not know what to expect. To be in the lead with one round, it is a real positive.

" I just go outside and play as well as I can and, if it's good enough, then great.

"I know I am talented enough to win the tournament, it's just a matter of registering."

Matthew Fitzpatrick of England is 12 under after a 69, with the Spanish Sergio Garcia a further shot back.

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