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McIlroy in control at Cadillac Championship, leading by 3

Rory McIlroy has a three-shot lead after three rounds of the Cadillac Championship, his 4-under round of 68 on Saturday getting him to 12 under for the tournament.

McIlroy was bogey-free on Saturday, and hasn’t dropped a shot in any of his last 34 holes on Doral’s Blue Monster.

Adam Scott and defending champion Dustin Johnson are tied for second, three shots off McIlroy’s pace. Neither got much going in the third round, Johnson making bogey on the last to shoot 71 and Scott settling for a 73.

Danny Willett, Bubba Watson and Phil Mickelson are tied for fourth, five shots off the lead. World No. 1 Jordan Spieth struggled again, his round of 73 leaving him at 2 under for the week and tied for 17th place.

Hall of Famer Juli Inkster shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday for a share of the first-round lead in the Legends Tour’s season-opening Walgreens Charity Classic.

The 55-year-old Inkster was tied with Wendy Doolan, Lisa Grimes and Christa Johnson in the 36-hole event at Grandview Golf Course.

Jane Crafter was a stroke back along with Judy Dickinson, Rosie Jones and Kathryn Young-Robyn. The 66-year-old Dickinson also topped the Legends Honors Division for players 63 and older.

Defending champion Kris Tschetter opened with a 70.

LPGA Singapore

South Korea’s Ha Na Jang shot a flawless 4-under 68 on Saturday to grab a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the HSBC Women’s Champions tournament.

Chasing her second LPGA title this year, the 23-year-old racked up four birdies and her second straight bogey-free round to lead the tournament on 12-under 204 at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore.

Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum knocked in six birdies in her 68 to end the third round in outright second at 11-under, one clear of the South Korean pair of Amy Yang and Mirim Lee.

Yang reeled off five birdies in her last eight holes for a 68 to charge up the leaderboard while the overnight co-leader Lee signed for a 70 after a round with five birdies and three bogeys.

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