Golf

Langer stays ahead of Couples at Turnberry

Bernhard Langer kept his nose in front after the third round of the Senior British Open at Turnberry in Scotland as Fred Couples moved to within a stroke.

 
Langer stays ahead  - GolfAFP
 

Germany's Langer shot a 66 while Couples had a 64 to set up a final round showdown between the two former US Masters winners.

Langer is seven under on 203 after three rounds with Peter Fowler a stroke behind Couples.

"I'm just happy to be in the hunt with 18 holes to play," said Langer, winner of the title in 2010. "There's a lot of guys in with a chance, so I know I'll have to shoot one of the lower scores to win."

Couples said: "It was a very, very good day. Once I got going I didn't miss many shots. I hit my irons solid and when I hit them close I made the putt."

Englishman Barry Lane (66) is tied for fourth heading into the final round, on three-under with Americans John Cook (66) and overnight leader Gary Hallberg (73).

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