Ernie Els on course for victory at WGC

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Ernie Els of South Africa stayed on course for a maiden World Golf Championship title.

Mount Juliet, Ireland:

Ernie Els of South Africa stayed on course for a maiden World Golf Championship title with a four-under-par round of 68 in the WGC-American Express Championship third round on Saturday. The world number three, chasing his first victory since early June, ended another day of wildly fluctuating weather two strokes clear of the field and that could have been three but for a missed birdie putt at 18. Els, who would replace Tiger Woods as the game's second-ranked player by winning this week, finished on a 15-under-par total of 201 at a drenched Mount Juliet course in Kilkenny. Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, after a bogey-free 66, was alone in second place. British Open champion Todd Hamilton and Ireland's Padraig Harrington and Britain's David Howell were a further shot back in a tie for third on 12-under. (AP)

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