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Sergio Garcia goes 4 shots clear in Thailand

Updated at: 12/17/2013 5:22 AM
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(AP) CHONBURI, Thailand - CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Sergio Garcia finished with back-to-back birdies to shoot a second straight 7-under 65 Saturday and seize a four-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.

Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone bogey on the fourth hole to move to 18-under 198 at the Asian Tour event.

Henrik Stenson also shot a 65 to sit tied for second with Anirban Lahiri of India (67). Justin Rose, who shared the overnight lead with Garcia, only managed a 70 to fall five shots back.

Garcia said "I was able to hit some really nice shots and then was able to roll two or three really good putts in and it was nice to be able to finish birdie, birdie on this difficult finishing stretch."

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