McDowell, Sterne share French Open lead

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Associated Press

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 6 at 3:00 PM

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland shot a 1-under 70 Saturday to share the lead with Richard Sterne of South Africa after the third round of the French Open.

McDowell made two birdies and a bogey on the tough Albatross course of Le Golf National to sit at 5-under 208 while Sterne was less consistent, offsetting two bogeys and a double bogey with four birdies for a 71.

Bernd Wiesberger of Austria (68) shared third place with David Howell of England (69) and Richard Green of Australia (70), one stroke back.

Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark was tied with Simon Dyson of England for sixth at 3-under.

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