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Lead shared at British Masters

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Getty)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Getty)

Woburn - Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a third round 67 on Saturday to join overnight leader Matthew Fitzpatrick at the top of the leaderboard going into the final round of the British Masters.

Kiradech, 26, twice a winner this year, moved a shot ahead after a birdie putt at 14.

But England's Fitzpatrick, 21, who has led since day one as he bids for a first European title, picked up his fourth birdie at 15 for a third round 68 to join the Thai on 12-under 201.

"I just look forward to playing tomorrow," said Kiradech.

"I'll just continue to play my own game and concentrate on the gameplan and give myself the opportunity to putt and keep it in the fairways.

"If I can make lower than 67, I think it may be job done."

Dane Soren Kjeldsen and Paraguay's Fabrizio Zanotti are a shot off the lead on 11 under after both registered a 66.

England's Luke Donald, now ranked 66th and bidding for his first European title in more than three years, is three adrift following a 65 that included six birdies in nine holes.

Another former world number one, Lee Westwood, is two shots further back after a 67 on the Marquess course.

"I have got myself in a great position and I would love to go out there tomorrow and shoot another round like that," said Donald.

"I would just like to win any tournament to be honest, but it would be a little more special in the UK.

"I want it more for confidence, just to know that I can do it again. I feel like good things are coming."

Former US Open champion Graeme McDowell is six shots off the leaders.

Leading third round scores in the EPGA British Masters at Woburn on Saturday (par 71):

201 - Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 67 67 67, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 64 69 68

202 - Soren Kjeldsen (DEN) 65 68 69, Fabrizio Zanotti (PAR) 68 68 66

204 - Richard Bland (ENG) 67 67 70, Romain Wattel (FRA) 66 71 67, Shane Lowry (IRL) 66 69 69, Luke Donald (ENG) 67 72 65

205 - Robert Karlsson (SWE) 65 70 70, Anthony Wall (ENG) 68 71 66, Daniel Brooks (ENG) 69 69 67, Lee Slattery (ENG) 65 71 69

206 - Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA) 70 67 69, Julien Quesne (FRA) 70 67 69, Lee Westwood (ENG) 69 70 67, Marcus Fraser (AUS) 66 73 67

207 - Mikael Lundberg (SWE) 66 70 71, Chris Wood (ENG) 69 69 69, Alexander Levy (FRA) 67 71 69, Graeme McDowell (NIR) 70 67 70, Kristoffer Broberg (SWE) 71 67 69, Jaco van Zyl (RSA) 68 69 70, Niall Kearney (IRL) 69 69 69, Darren Fichardt (RSA) 73 68 66

208 - David Howell (ENG) 71 66 71, Joost Luiten (NED) 68 69 71, David Horsey (ENG) 69 72 67, Rikard Karlberg (SWE) 68 70 70, Peter Hanson (SWE) 70 70 68, Tyrrell Hatton (ENG) 71 68 69, Andy Sullivan 67 69 72, Robert Rock 72 65 71, Ian Poulter (ENG) 68 70 70, Wade Ormsby (AUS) 68 69 71

209 - Andrew Johnston 70 69 70, Edouard Espana (FRA) 71 69 69, Marco Crespi (ITA) 69 72 68, Yong-eun Yang (KOR) 71 68 70, Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 72 68 69, Oliver Fisher (ENG) 68 70 71, Michael Hoey (NIR) 69 73 67

210 - Francesco Molinari (ITA) 71 69 70, Marc Warren (SCO) 65 71 74, Paul Dunne (IRL) 71 69 70, Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 72 70 68, Nicolas Colsaerts (BEL) 69 70 71, Gregory Havret (FRA) 70 71 69

211 - Jeev Milkha Singh (IND) 67 73 71, Craig Lee (SCO) 72 70 69, Anders Hansen (DEN) 70 70 71, Padraig Harrington (IRL) 66 72 73

212 - Jamie Donaldson (ENG) 69 72 71, Johan Edfors (SWE) 70 70 72

213 - Sam Hutsby (ENG) 69 68 76, Magnus A Carlsson (SWE) 69 72 72, Niclas Fasth (SWE) 70 70 73, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 71 71 71

214 - Scott Hend (AUS) 71 71 72, Garth Mulroy (RSA) 70 72 72, Benjamin Hebert (FRA) 73 69 72, Pablo Larrazabal (ESP) 71 68 75, Graeme Storm (ENG) 72 70 72

215 - David Drysdale (SCO) 72 69 74, Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP) 72 70 73, Gregory Bourdy (FRA) 71 69 75, Gary Stal (FRA) 72 70 73

216 - Alejandro Canizares (ESP) 69 72 75 217 Richard Finch (ENG) 69 73 75, Jordi Garcia Pinto (ESP) 72 69 76

218 - Thomas Pieters (BEL) 72 70 76

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England 219
Pakistan 326 & 137/8 (44 ov)
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England 219
Pakistan 326 & 137/8 (44 ov)
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