28 Nov 2010

Poulter on course for back-to-back European Tour wins

10:10 am on 28 November 2010

British golfer Ian Poulter kept up his bid for back-to-back victories by taking a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Dubai World Championship.

Last week's Hong Kong Open winner carded a three-under 69 for a 12-under total of 204, two ahead of fellow countryman and playing partner Ross Fisher, Italian Francesco Molinari and Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee.

One stroke further adrift were world number one Lee Westwood and Swede Robert Karlsson.

The German Martin Kaymer found the water with his approach shot and double-bogeyed the par-five 18th but was still poised to finish the year as Europe's number one.