Warren strikes in Spain

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Marc Warren will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Open de Espana.

Warren began the day two strokes behind second-round leader Peter Uihlein, but his 68 on Saturday combined with a two-over-par 74 from Uihlein saw the Scot climb into first place.

After opening with back-to-back 70s, Warren produced three birdies and a bogey on both the front and back nine for a four under par round.

“I am very pleased with today’s work,” he said. “They were tough conditions on a tough golf course so to shoot 68 is a very pleasing day.

“I like the fact you’ve got to hit so many different shots (in the wind). There was always something to the shots today and I felt as if I did well today. Hopefully that continues tomorrow.

“Concentration is paramount, especially on a course as tough as this one, and it will be tomorrow.”

Fellow Scot Craig Lee is next bet on six under, but the 35-year-old will be ruing bogeys on 16 and 17 which cost him a share of the lead.

David Horsey and Paul Waring are a further shot back, with Horsey the big mover of the day following a six-under-par round of 66.

Overnight leader Uihlein is joined on four under by Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer, David Howell of England and France’s Raphaël Jacquelin.

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