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Dubuisson in front

Frenchman continued his progress to lead the Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism by -21 after round three. Before the final, Poulter on the second spot with his -16 in total while Raphael Jacquelin, Henrik Stenson, Alejandro Canizares, World Number One Tiger Woods follow -15 each. Dubuisson’s compatriot Raphael Jacquelin equaled the Tour record with 12 birdies, playing 62 to hold the Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course record.

A brillant performance from Victor Dubuisson over the Race To Dubai contenders at the penultimate event of the European Tour season, Turkish Airlines Open by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course in Belek, Antalya.The third round commonly known as moving day started early in the morning. Not a cloud in the sky, the weather couldn't get much better at Montgomerie Maxx Royal in Belek, Antalya.
The focus at Montgomerie Maxx Royal centred on the battle between friendly rivals Ian Poulter and Henrik Stenson, both aiming to be crowned Champion of Europe next week.But it was Dubuisson, showing a consistent performance throughout the week, as his bogey-free 63 gave him a score of 21 under par and five-shot lead over his nearest challenger Poulter.
Tiger Woods with a 68, Stenson playing 69 and Canizares scoring 66 kept them close to the top.

New record holder Jacquelin
Meanwhile 39 year-old compatriot Raphael Jacquelin equaled Tour record with 12 birdies.Frenchman Jacquelin's round sent him through the field and he finished high up the third-round leaderboard on a 15-under total of 201 at Montgomerie Maxx Royal Course.His 12-birdie tied the tour record held by British pair Darren Clarke (1999) and Russell Claydon (1995), American Fred Couples (1991), South African Ernie Els (1994) and Dane Jeppe Huldahl (2010).
“It was a crazy round for a crazy game” he said after his ten under par 62, which included a double bogey on the fifth in addition to his dozen birdies.

Westwood not satisfied
Former world number one Lee Westwood is not happy with his performance, - 7 in total at the Turkish Airlines Open after three rounds. The 40 year-old Briton says he must eliminate the silly scores that have crept into his game recently. “I always try and look on how many birdies I’m making. I’m making a lot of birdies but I’m also making some silly scores, a triple bogey, couple of double bogeys on easy holes” World number 23 told at Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Course.