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Quiros leads by two in Dubai

2011-12-10 15:45

Dubai - Alvaro Quiros will head into the final round of the Dubai World Championship holding a two-shot lead over Paul Lawrie of Scotland.

The big-hitting Spaniard shot a 2-under 70 in the third round on Saturday to total 14-under 202 on the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Lawrie eagled the 18th to hit a 66 and be one stroke ahead of 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizien of South Africa (66).

Top-ranked Luke Donald is fourth at 206 after shooting a 66. The Englishman is trying to become the first golfer to win the American and European money titles. Having won the American title, he must beat Rory McIlory in the Race to Dubai to wrap up the double.

McIlroy is tied for eighth at 8 under after a struggling 71.

Leading third-round scores in the $7.5million Dubai World Championship on Saturday at the par-72 Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estate:

202 - Alvaro Quiros (ESP) 68-64-70
204 - Paul Lawrie (SCO) 65-73-66
205 - Louis Ooshuizen (RSA) 72-67-66
206 - Luke Donald (ENG) 72-68-66
207 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 71-68-68, Shane Lowry (IRL) 69-70-68, Peter Hanson (SWE) 64-72-71
208 - Martin Kaymer (GER) 73-71-64, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 67-73-68, Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 69-71-68, Paul Casey (ENG) 72-66-70, Robert Rock (ENG) 68-69-71, Rory McIlroy (NIR) 66-71-71
209 - Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 71-68-70
210 - Ian Poulter (ENG) 73-69-68
211 - Lee Westwood (ENG) 73-69, David Lynn (ENG) 69-72-70, Jaco van Zyl (RSA) 69-70-70
212 - Edoardo Molinari (ITA) 71-73-68, Alexander Noren (SWE) 70-72-70, Johan Edfors (SWE) 72-68-72
213 - Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 72-74-67, Robert Karlsson (SWE) 73-72-68, Jamie Donaldson (WAL) 75-69-69, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 70-73-70, Richie Ramsay (SCO) 74-69-70, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 71-71-71, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (ESP) 70-71-72, Fredrik Anderson-Hed (SWE) 75-66-72, Matteo Manassero (ITA) 75-68-72
214 - Thomas Levet (FRA) 70-75-69, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 70-73-70, Thomas Bjorn (DEN) 73-70-70, David Horsey (ENG) 69-72-73
215 - Felipe Aguilar (CHI) 70-77-68, Rhys Davies (WAL) 73-73-69, Raphael Jacquelin (FRA) 74-67-74
216 - George Coetzee (RSA) 74-73-69, Anders Hansen (DEN) 74-73-69, Otto Hennie (RSA) 70-75-71, Gregory Havret (FRA) 72-72-72, Lorenzo Gagli (ITA) 72-71-73, Ernie Els (RSA) 74-69-73, Rafael Cabrera-Bello (ESP) 72-70-74

AP