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The Tour Report

November 5 2011

5:12 AM

Wrapping up Round 3

Scott holes out for eagle on No. 18

Adam Scott spins a wedge into the cup from 105 yards out on the par-5 18th to complete a furious finish at Sheshan.

The stage is set for the final round at Sheshan and the major players, at least the final trio, will match Saturday's cast. Fredrik Jacobson posted a 5-under 67 Saturday and will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions. Jacobson pushed his lead to four shots after birdies on the 13th and 14th holes but parred in, allowing the other members of his group to gain ground. Joining him in the final group again will be Louis Oosthuizen, who is two back at 14 under, and Adam Scott at 13 under. Both players started the day one shot behind Jacobson and took vastly different paths to secure positions in Sunday's final group. Oosthuizen started slow, not getting a birdie until the fourth hole, but was bogey-free in his 4-under 68. Scott, who is looking to become the first player not named Tiger Woods to win back-to-back World Golf Championships, started with two birdies, was 3 over from holes 4-15, then closed birdie-birdie-eagle for a 3-under 69. U.S. Open Champion Rory McIlroy made the most of moving day. His 7-under 65 moved him to 12 under, tied with Lee Westwood, four shots behind Jacobson. Graeme McDowell and Martin Kaymer will enter the final round five back. FedEx St. Jude Classic champions Harrison Frazar and Xin-jun Zhang had Saturday's best rounds, each posting 8-under 64s. Zhang is joined by Paul Casey and last week's CIMB Asia Pacific Classic champion Bo Van Pelt at 10 under through three rounds. TOUR Rookie Jhonattan Vegas matched McIlroy's 7-under 65 and heads to Sunday at 9 under, tied with Ian Poulter, Hunter Mahan and Keegan Bradley. Defending champion Francesco Molinari has yet to break 70 this week and heads to Sunday's finale at 5 under, tied for 30th. Click here to read more about Saturday's third round