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Horsey and Whiteford share lead at Russian Open

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 26, 2014 at 9:49 am •  Published: July 26, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) — England's David Horsey and Scotland's Peter Whiteford share the lead, four shots clear of their nearest rivals, heading into the final round of the Russian Open.

Horsey, who led the opening two rounds, shot a 2-under-par 70 on Saturday to reach 13-under 203 and was joined by Whiteford who shot a 66 at a sunny but windy Tseleevo Golf and Polo Club in suburban Moscow.

Scotland's Scott Jamieson (69), Italy's Andrea Pavan (64) and Belgium's Thomas Pieters (72) share third place at 9-under.

Horsey is one of just three players in the event ranked inside the world's top-200 and is seeking his third European Tour win, three years after his previous title.

Horsey had five birdies but also dropped three shots, and holed out from a greenside bunker to salvage par at the last.

"Pete (Whiteford) started like a train and I was just trying to tell myself to concentrate on my own game," said Horsey. "I just kept reminding myself to stay patient and concentrate on my own game, not what Pete was doing.

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