Sweden's Henrik Stenson is one round away from completing a double

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Henrik Stenson continues to close in on the European Tour money title Saturday after 5-under-par 67 gave him a one-shot lead after three rounds of the season-ending World Tour Championship.

Henrik Stenson blasts from a bunker during Saturday's third round of the World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stenson shot 67 and has a one-shot lead.  HASSAN AMMAR/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Henrik Stenson blasts from a bunker during Saturday's third round of the World Tour Golf Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Stenson shot 67 and has a one-shot lead.

The Swede, who made birdies on four of his last five holes, is at 17-under 199 . He is trying to become the first player to win the FedEx Cup and European title in the same year.

Victor Dubuisson of France, coming off a victory in Turkey for his first European Tour win, is in second place after a 64. England’s Ian Poulter (66) and Spain’s Alejandro Canizares (70) shared third place, another three shots back.

PGA TOUR: In Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, Harris English and Robert Karlsson shared the lead in the rain-delayed OHL Classic when third-round play was suspended because of darkness.

English, a former Georgia golfer, and Karlsson are 15- under overall with 11 holes left in the round.

English matched the lowest round of his PGA Tour career in the morning with 9-under 62 on Mayakoba Resort’s El Camaleon course. Karlsson, who opened with 64, had a second-round 67.

Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Stadler were tied for second at 12-under. Sabbatini completed eight holes in the third round, and Stadler played six.

Alvaro Quiros, Jason Bohn and Chris Stroud are at 11-under.

PGA TOUR OF AUSTRALASIA: In Melbourne, Australia, defending champion Adam Scott shot 5-under-par 66 to open a four-stroke lead at the Australian Masters and close in on a second consecutive win Down Under.

The Masters champion and winner of last week’s Australian PGA has a three-round total of 14-under 199 at Royal Melbourne.

“I’m in a really good position for tomorrow,” Scott said. “I put the ball in play and made a couple of putts for the first time this week.”

Vijay Singh shot 63 and was in a four-way tie for second with Australians Matthew Griffin (69), Nick Cullen (69) and Nathan Holman (70).

LPGA TOUR: In Gaudalajara, Mexico, Lexi Thompson moved into position for her second victory in her past four starts, taking the third-round lead in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

The 18-year-old Thompson shot 5-under-par 67 in rainy conditions to reach 13-under 203 at Guadalajara Country Club. She has a one-stroke lead over South Korea’s I.K. Kim.

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