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    Defending champion Lee Trevino, from the United States, birdied the last five holes to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland on Friday (14 July).

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    Defending champion Lee Trevino, from the United States, birdied the last five holes to take a one-stroke lead after the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland on Friday (14 July).

    Trevino's string of birdies enabled him to equal the course record of 66 -- set on Thursday by John Miller of the U.S. -- and gave him a 54-hole total of 207 -- six under par. Britain's Tony Jacklin, Trevino's playing partner on Friday, was second at 208 after shooting a four-under-par 67.

    Doug Sanders of the U.S., who has twice been deprived of the title on the brink of victory, was third at 211, one stroke ahead of Briton Brian Barnes.

    Jack Nicklaus of the U.S. was six strokes behind the leaders at 213 and the superstar seemed to have lost all hope of becoming the first golfer to achieve the grand slam of winning in the same season the four major tournaments, the United States Masters and Open, the Canadian Open and the British Open.

    The fourth and final round will be played on Saturday (15 July).

    SYNOPSIS: There was an exciting finish to the third round of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield in Scotland on Friday. Britain's Tony Jacklin, putting under pressure.

    His playing partner, defending champion Lee Treving of the U.S., was providing that pressure. This birdie putt by the Mexican-American made him joint leader with Jacklin at the fifteenth.

    But seconds later, Jacklin again took a one-stroke lead.

    Then, on the sixteenth, a shot in a million by Trevino.

    And his fifth birdie in a row on the eighteenth.

    With his one-stroke lead, he and Jacklin are favoured in the final round on Saturday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA82QUT9PASWCBC8ACOH22OE5KV
    Media URN:
    VLVA82QUT9PASWCBC8ACOH22OE5KV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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