Posted August 24, 2012 on AP on Fox
Paul Lawrie of Scotland shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead. Lawrie's 12-under 204 puts him one ahead of Frenchman Romain Wattel, who shot a 9-under 63 to move into contention. Stephen Gallacher (65) of Scotland is another two shots back. Lawrie, who will be making his Ryder Cup return next month after a 13-year absence, managed seven birdies in his round with just two bogeys in pursuit of his second Tour title of the year. ''I've never been asked to answer so many questions in my life, so I must be doing something right,'' Lawrie said. ''But I played very good today and gave myself a lot of chances with only two poor shots all day, and probably deserve five under.'' Earlier this year, Lawrie won his second Qatar Masters title, a win that sent him to second on the European Ryder Cup points table. He has been among the automatic qualifiers ever since. ''Since being confirmed in the side this...
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