10 Nov 2013

Dubuisson takes the lead in Turkey

2:48 pm on 10 November 2013

French golfer Victor Dubuisson has charged into a five-shot lead after an outstanding display in the third round of the European Tour's Turkish Open.

The 23-year-old took advantage of an electrifying four-birdie start to power his way to a nine-under 63 for a 21-under total and eclipse world number one Tiger Woods, European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter and money-list leader Henrik Stenson.

Woods was unable to repeat his 63 from Friday and had to extracate himself from several awkward spots following some errant ball-striking on a perfect day for scoring at the Montgomerie Maxx Royal course.

Typically, though, the 14-times major champion hung in there to grind out a face-saving 68 for 201, one behind second-placed Poulter (68).