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Lee Westwood opens up 7-shot lead at Sun City with tournament-record 62 in 3rd round
SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) ' Defending champion Lee Westwood shot 10-under 62 Saturday to take a seven-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
The No. 3-ranked Westwood produced the best round under normal rules at the Sun City tournament, reeling off 10 birdies for a 16-under 200 at the $5 million invitational event.
After Padraig Harrington's 61 in 2001 ' when players were allowed to clean and place their ball because of wet weather ' Westwood's performance was the lowest score in the 30 years of the Nedbank Challenge.
The Englishman picked up eight shots on overnight leader Graeme McDowell (70), who shared second on 9 under with Robert Karlsson (69).