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Scahill's 65 puts him in three-way tie

5/10/2003

SUTTON COLDFIELD, England -- Stephen Scahill tied the course
record with a 7-under-par 65 Saturday to share a three-way lead
after the third round of the Benson and Hedges International at The
Belfry.

Paul Casey shot a 66, while overnight leader Padraig Harrington
had a 71. The trio are at 10-under-par 206, one stroke ahead of
defending champion Angel Cabrera, who had a 70.

Rolf Muntz of the Netherlands is three shots back after a 69.

Scahill, a 33-year-old New Zealander, had seven birdies --
including two putts of 20 feet.

"It was probably the best round I've played in the
circumstances, considering it was a pretty cold and miserable
day,'' Scahill said. "I have been working very hard on my game and
it's nice to see it bear fruit.''

Casey, a former player at Arizona State, felt his 66 came
easily.

"It wasn't stressful, it was quite good,'' he said. "The one
dropped shot on five was poor. I hit a poor chip from 30 feet and
left myself 12 feet to go. But otherwise the only bad shot I hit
was at the last.''