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Golf: Frenchman Levy inches closer to maiden European Tour title

Published on Apr 26, 2014 7:44 PM
Alexander Levy of France hits a shot during the third round of the Volvo China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen on  April 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP PHOTO/ PAUL LAKATOS/ ONEASIA

(REUTERS) - Frenchman Alexander Levy suffered a late wobble but stayed on course for a maiden European Tour title after his two-under-par 70 earned him a three-shot lead going into Sunday's final round of the China Open in Shenzhen.

The 23-year-old Frenchman, who shot a sparkling 62 at Genzon Golf Club on Friday to surge ahead, nailed a 15-foot putt at the last to finish 16-under-par and three ahead of Spaniard Alvaro Quiros who shot his second successive 68.

"My target was to do a good job, like the first two rounds, but it was difficult with the rain coming," he told the European Tour after his round that included five birdies and three bogeys.

Levy was briefly five shots clear after a birdie from five feet at the second but he was bunkered off the tee at the third and failed to get up and down for par.

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