Jim Furyk takes three-shot lead at Canadian Open

AFP| Last Updated: Jul 27, 2014, 09:25 AM IST

Jim Furyk closed in on a third Canadian Open crown on Saturday, firing a five-under 65 for a three-shot, third-round lead in the US PGA Tour event.

Furyk had five birdies and no bogeys on the par-70 Royal Montreal Golf Club`s Blue Course for a 54-hole total of 15-under par 195.

He was three strokes clear of South African Tim Clark, who played his way into contention on 198 with a six-under 64 that included four birdies and an eagle two at the par-four second hole.

Clark opened with a birdie at the first, then holed out from the fairway at the second.