Besseling puts Netherlands on top of World Amateurs

Updated: October 28, 2006, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa -- Will Besseling shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday to help the Netherlands take a two-stroke lead over the United States, Canada and Wales after the third round of the World Amateur Team Championship.

Joost Luiten added a 70 to give the Netherlands a 15-under 417 total. Tim Sluiter shot a 75, with only the top two scores counting in the team total.

Chris Kirk and Trip Kuehne had 70s for the United States, the three-time defending Eisenhower Trophy champion and 13-time winner overall. Jonathan Moore shot a 72.

Wales tied a championship mark for any round with a 12-under 132. Rhys Davies had a 64, the best round of the week, and Nigel Edwards added a 68.

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