Golf: Masters champion Garcia tied for lead in Munich

Garcia puts the ball during the final day of the BMW International Open.
Garcia puts the ball during the final day of the BMW International Open.PHOTO: AFP

MUNICH, Germany (REUTERS) – US Masters champion Sergio Garcia surged into a tie for the lead in the BMW International Open on Saturday (June 24) along with Briton Richard Bland after they both fired third-round 67s to move to 13 under par.

Spaniard Garcia, making his first appearance in Europe since his first major triumph in April, made his intentions clear during a windswept second round to get to within one shot of the lead.

Garcia, who waited nearly two decades to notch his maiden major at Augusta, made seven birdies on Saturday and joined Bland atop the leaderboard, a shot ahead of Swede Joakim Lagergren.

Belgian Thomas Detry and Andres Romero of Argentina finished on 10 under while defending champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden dropped five strokes behind the leaders after a disappointing round of 72.

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