Thornton shoots 65 for share of lead in France

Updated: June 15, 2013, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

SAINT-OMER, France -- Simon Thornton of Ireland shot a 6-under 65 to share a one-stroke lead with Tjaart Van der Walt of South Africa and Baptiste Chapellan of France after the third round of the Najeti Hotels Open on Saturday.

Thornton made two eagles, including a hole-in-one on No. 11, three birdies and a bogey for a 4-under 209 total. Chapellan shot a 69, while overnight leader Van der Walt had a 71.

Seve Benson of England shot a 70 to move into fourth place, one stroke ahead of Max Glauert of Germany, Chris Lloyd of England and Victor Riu of France, tied for fifth at 211.


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