MELBOURNE, Australia – Justin Rose shot a 4-under-par 68 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Masters at Huntingdale.

Rose, who trailed second-round leader Aaron Pike by two strokes going into the third round, is at 13-under par.

Raphael Jacquelin (67), former Australian Open champion Greg Chalmers (68) and Pike, a 21-year-old amateur who shot 72 Saturday, are tied for second at 11-under 205. Pike led after each of the first two rounds and equaled the course record of 64 on Thursday.

Three golfers are tied for fifth at 8-under 208, five strokes back – England’s Paul Casey (67), Sweden’s Carl Suneson (69) and Australian Peter Lonard (69).

AP-ES-11-25-06 0126EST



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