• Open de Espana, Round Three

Brits dominate proceedings in Valencia

ESPN staff
April 20, 2013
Marc Warren hit six birdies in his third round at the Parador de El Saler course © Getty Images

Marc Warren shot to the top of the Open de Espana leaderboard after carding a four-under-par 68 to sit eight-under-par overall, two shots ahead of fellow Scot Craig Lee as the Brits were the stand-out performers in round three.

Warren succeeded with a series of tremendous up-and-downs as his short game thrived in windy conditions at the Parador de El Saler course, but Lee could have closed the gap if it had not been for a poor finish to his round.

Lee suffered successive bogeys at the 16th and 17th to taint an otherwise-flawless third round, which dropped him back two shots off the lead carding a three-under 69.

"I played well early on and manged to get a couple of birdies," Lee said. "But the end was difficult with the wind and I threw a couple (of shots) away.

"It is always frustrating (to end poorly). There were a couple of easy up and downs and I did not quite make the most of them.

"But I am delighted with the position that I am in; the game is pretty good and pretty steady."

David Horsay hit the round of the day, shooting a six-under-par 66 to move within three shots of Warren's lead, while English compatriot Paul Waring also sits at five-under after shooting a three-under-par 69.

Elsewhere, overnight leader Peter Uihlein dropped two shots after shooting a 74, and Sergio Garcia hit three birdies and a solitary bogey to card a two-under 70 and move one-under-par overall.

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