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Els Leads European Tour Challenge at Hilton Head
Volvo Order of Merit Number One Ernie Els lies in joint fifth place going into the final round of the MCI Heritage with Darren Clarke and Justin Rose also challenging in the top ten at the Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Els, runner-up in the Masters Tournament last week, shot a third round 68 to move to six under par 207 and six shots adrift of leader Americn Ted Purdy, who shot a six under par 65 for a 54 hole total of 12 under par 201 to lead compatriot Heath Slocum by four strokes.

England's Rose and Northern Ireland's Clarke are among a group of four golfers tied for ninth place. Rose continued to power up the leaderboard after adding a five under par 66 to earlier scores of 73 and 69 but Clarke slipped back from fourth at halfway after a 71.

Open Champion Ben Curtis dropped back to four under par after a 75.

Courtesy of www.europeantour.com  

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