Chris Wood leads European Tour victory in Qatar

England's Chris Wood watches the ball during the third round of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters at the Doha Golf Club January 25, 2013. (Reuters)

Qatar leader Chris Woods eyes maiden European Tour victory.

Briton Chris Woods will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Qatar Masters hoping to end an elusive five-year search for his first win on the European Tour.

The 25-year-old Englishman was two shots off the lead at the start of the day but worked his way to the top of leaderboard with five birdies in his first eight holes and an eagle at the par five tenth in a round of 64.

For most of the third round his nearest challenger was Spain’s Sergio Garcia but he dropped back four shots off the pace after finishing his 70 with a bogey after finding water by the 18th green.

In a three-way tie for second place are New Zealander Michael Campbell, another Englishman Simon Khan and Sweden’s Alexander Noren.

Khan began five shots off the lead but sunk six birdies in his first seven holes on his way to a round of 64.

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Last Update: Monday, 04 March 2013 KSA 08:42 - GMT 05:42
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