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June 1 2013

2:01 PM

Schwartzel grabs top spot

DUBLIN, Ohio -- While everyone was struggling to digest that 44 Tiger Woods shot on his opening nine holes Saturday morning, there was a change at the top of the leaderboard during the third round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance.

Charl Schwartzel, who came back out Saturday morning and birdied his last two holes in the second round, has continued the same solid play in the third. He has birdied both par 5s on the front nine, on putts of 14 and 11 feet, to move into the lead at 10 under.

Bill Haas, who set the pace through 36 holes, missed a 7-footer to save par from the greenside bunker at the fourth hole and is tied with Matt Kuchar at 8 under. Kuchar, who ranks third in the FedExCup, birdied the fourth from 12 feet and made another birdie from 5 feet at the seventh hole.

Matt Jones has made three birdies in his first 11 holes on Saturday and is alone in fourth at 6 under. Kevin Chappell, Bubba Watson and Kyle Stanley are tied at 5 under while J.J. Henry is 4 under through 16 holes, as well as for the tournament, tied with Davis Love III, Pat Perez and Robert Karlsson.

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