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The Tour Report

November 23 2013

1:18 AM

World Cup: Round 3 recap


Jason Day gave the Australian fans plenty to cheer about on Saturday.

Day surged to the top of the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf with a 6-under 66 in the third round at Royal Melbourne, giving the Aussies the team lead in the process.

Day passed 36-hole leader Thomas Bjorn (71) on the back nine, with birdies on Nos. 13, 15 and 17. He also saved par on the 18th -- this after lagging a 50-footer to 5 feet and making it to post 9 under.

“I got off to a good start and I stayed patient and just let it happen,” Day said. “On the way home I made a load of putts. I’m very excited with how I played today.

“On this sort of course you have to be patient; you can’t get to the point where the course is beating you up.”

Matt Kuchar of the United States carded a 68 and is within three shots of the lead at 6 under. Italy's Francesco Molinari tied Day's 66 for the best round of the day and was fourth at 5 under.

Behind Day and Adam Scott (68), Australia jumped in front in the team standings at 11 under, taking a one-shot leader over the U.S.