• Deutsche Bank Championship , 3rd Round

Garcia maintains lead at Deutsche Bank

ESPN staff
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Sergio Garcia produced a solid third round to maintain his lead at TPC Boston © AP
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Sergio Garcia remained top of the leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Championship after shooting a third round of 65 to move to 19-under overall, two shots ahead of Henrik Stenson.

Play was delayed by three hours after stormy weather, but Garcia showed no signs of letting up as he quickly got to work on the rain-softened TPC Boston course.

Two birdies in his opening five holes were the stand out holes in an otherwise solid front nine for Garcia, before a further five birdies on his return to the clubhouse was marred by a single bogey at 14.

Stenson matched Garcia tit-for-tat, but it was the Spaniard's birdie at the last which gave him breathing space over his nearest challenger.

Elsewhere, Graeme DeLaet carded an impressive nine-under round of 62 - one shot off the course record - which sees the Canadian rise into contention at 16-under for the tournament. Steve Stricker also sits three shots off the lead following his eight-under round of 63.

Roberto Castro and Jason Dufner are at 14-under, while Ian Poulter is the highest placed Englishman after carding a 66 to move to 13-under. Brian Davis heads a field of ten players poised on 12-under-par.

US Open champion Justin Rose recovered from a poor front nine to record a 69 and move to 11-under ahead of his final round, but world No. 1 Tiger Woods laboured to a one-over 72 and sits well down the leaderboard.

Elsewhere, Rory McIlroy enjoyed a much brighter third day as he made a seven-under 64 to go eight-under with one round to play.

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