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Golf: Westwood's lead cut to one in Malaysia as compatriot Sullivan surges

Published on Apr 19, 2014 5:00 PM
 
Lee Westwood of England tees off on the fourth hole during the third round of the Maybank Malaysian Open golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 19, 2014. Golfer Andy Sullivan fired a six-under-par 66 to cut Westwood's lead to one shot after the third round of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Golfer Andy Sullivan fired a six-under-par 66 to cut fellow Englishman Lee Westwood's lead to one shot after the third round of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Saturday.

Former world No. 1 Westwood led by four strokes overnight but could only manage a 71 in sweltering conditions at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club after bogeying the last for a three-day total of 14-under 202.

Westwood, chasing his first win since claiming the 2012 Nordea Masters in Sweden, mixed three birdies with two dropped shots on Saturday as he failed to match the form shown in his opening rounds of 65 and 66.

"It was tricky out there," he told reporters. "I didn't play as well as I did the first two days, but there were some difficult flags and it was really hot.

 
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