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Saturday, October 30, 1999 Published at 18:26 GMT 19:26 UK


Goosen leads by two

"I feel I should be at least 20-under," Goosen said.

South Africa's Retief Goosen extended his lead to two shots at the Volvo Masters on Saturday, after another solid, if unspectacular third-round.

Goosen finished the day with a 2-under 70 and only a bogey-5 at 17 blemished his round on the sun-warmed Montecastillo Club course.

That left him two shots clear of New Zealand's Michael Campbell, who had a third-round 67, and three ahead of Jose Coceres from Argentina, who shot 68.

"I feel I should be at least 20-under," Goosen said. "My putting let me down a bit. But I've already won twice in Europe leading every day so I know what it takes."

Ireland's Padraig Harrington, who was a stroke off the lead entering Saturday's round, drove into water and double-bogeyed 10, then added further bogeys at 11 and 13 to finish with a 1-over 73 and led a quartet four shots off the pace.

Local favorite Sergio Garcia also was among the group at 204, surging on the front nine with five birdies and eagle to make the turn in 6-under 30, but played the back in 1-over 37.

"I played as well coming back, but suddenly no putts would drop," Garcia said.

Fellow Spaniards Miguel Jimenez had a 69 and Miguel Martin carded a 67 to also finishe with a 204, one shot ahead of Bernhard Langer and two better than a group of five including Colin Montgomerie (71) and British Open champion Paul Lawrie.

Lawrie's chances faltered when he was penalized two strokes for an illegal drop at the ninth and had to settled for a 69.

"Paul wasn't happy but then who is happy when he gets a two-shot penalty slapped on them?" tournament Referee John Paramor said.

Leaderboard:

16 under - Retief Goosen (Rsa) 14 under - Michael Campbell (Nzl) 13 under - Jose Coceres (Arg) 12 under - Sergio Garcia (Spa), Miguel Angel Martin (Spa), Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spa), Padraig Harrington

Others:

10 under - Paul Lawrie Colin Montgomerie 9 under - Darren Clarke 6 under - Lee Westwood



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