Dubuisson moves clear in Turkey
Victor Dubuisson will take a five-shot lead into the final round of the Turkish Airlines Open after a magnificent nine-under-par 63 on Saturday.
The Frenchman started the day in a four-way tie for the lead alongside Race to Dubai leader Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Justin Walters while world number one Tiger Woods was also lurking just one shot off the pace.
Although his co-leaders had another solid day, Dubuisson was on another level as he produced nine birdies to move to a total 21-under 195 at Montgomerie Maxx Royal.
He started with four birdies in a row and picked up another shot at the eighth to finish the front nine in 30, and he picked up three in a row again from the 13th before finishing his round with a birdie on the 18th.
That left him five clear of Poulter, who carded a four-under-par 68 to move to 16 under, while Woods, Stenson (69), Alejandro Canizarez (66) and Raphael Jacquelin are a further shot back.
American Woods followed up Friday’s 63 with a 68 that included seven birdies and three bogeys.
“I hit a lot of bad shots on the back nine,” said the world number one. “I just had to hang in there and keep fighting.
“I’m not out of the tournament – I’ve got to keep fighting, and that’s the way I’ve always played.
“I know what I’m doing wrong – it’s just a matter of stop doing it and hitting good shots like I did yesterday.”
Asked about the injury to his hand Woods added: “Some anti-inflams will be good. You just deal with it and play through it.”
Jacquelin produced the round of the day as he equalled the European Tour record for most birdies in a round. The Frenchman carded 12 birdies to finish with a 10-under-par 62.
He now holds the record with British pair Darren Clarke (1999) and Russell Claydon (1995), American Fred Couples (1991), South African Ernie Els (1994) and Dane Jeppe Huldahl (2010) are the other players to have made 12 birdies in a round.
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