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Donald maintains four-stroke lead at Dunlop Phoenix

Associated Press

11/17/2012 12:53:59 PM

MIYAZAKI, Japan -- Luke Donald shot an even-par 71 on Saturday to maintain a four-stroke lead after the third round of the Dunlop Phoenix.

Donald offset three bogeys with three birdies at the Phoenix Country Club to finish at 13-under 200 and heads into Sunday's final round with a comfortable lead on Australian Brendan Jones, who shot a 67 and is tied for second with Japanese golfer Shunsuke Sonoda (71).

Donald, who won the U.S. PGA Tour and European Tour money titles last season, is playing in the Japan Tour event for the first time since 2007.

Japan's Hirohito Koizumi and Hiroyuki Fujita are tied for fourth, five strokes back of Donald. Ryo Ishikawa, who won last week's Taiheiyo Masters, had a disappointing 73 to finish in a tie for 35th place.