Day breaks at Bri­tish Open with third-round 65

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SOUTHPORT: Aus­tralia’s world num­ber six Ja­son Day shot up the Bri­tish Open leader­board yes­ter­day af­ter fir­ing a fine 65 in the third round at Royal Birk­dale. Day, the PGA cham­pion in 2015, was one of a host of play­ers to profit from the be­nign early con­di­tions that con­trasted sharply with the mis­er­able weather late on Fri­day. Day had five birdies and not a sin­gle bo­gey in his five-un­der-par round that saw him rocket up to even par for the cham­pi­onship. He had only just made the cut on fiveover af­ter a dread­ful round of 76 on Fri­day. He was five-over through his last three holes in his sec­ond round. Day’s com­pa­triot Scott Hend pro­duced the best con­sec­u­tive run of birdies this week as he had five in a row from the 13th en route to a 65, the joint-best score of the week. Hend is lev­el­par for the cham­pi­onship, as is South Africa’s Shaun Nor­ris, who went out on his own in the first tee time of the day at 9:20am (0820 GMT) and also shot 65. —AFP

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