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Poulter takes 1-stroke lead at Australian Masters

Updated: November 17, 2012, 3:24 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Defending champion Ian Poulter shot an 8-under-par 64 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Adam Scott after three rounds of the Australian Masters.

Poulter had five birdies on the front nine -- four on lengthy putts -- and the Englishman had a 54-hole total of 13-under 203 on the Kingston Heath sand-belt course.

Poulter's 9-iron approach on No. 18 nearly holed out from the fairway and he had a tap-in birdie to finish.

"I just hit it, let it ride up ...

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