Francesco Molinari

Golf roundup: Pat Perez shoots a 64 to open four-shot lead at CIMB Classic

Golf roundup: Pat Perez shoots a 64 to open four-shot lead at CIMB Classic

Pat Perez turned in an eight-under-par 64 at the third round of the PGA Tour's CIMB Classic to open up a four-shot lead over closest rival Xander Schauffele.

The American, who led by a single stroke coming into Saturday, turned on the style on the back nine with six birdies, giving him nine for the day against just one bogey. After three rounds, Perez is on 21-under 195.

“These guys are so good and you can make so many birdies out there so fast and I know that,” said Perez. “So if I can get another six (birdies) tomorrow, I might be tough to catch.”

Schauffele remained within sight of his compatriot after a five-under 67 — including an eagle on the 10th — while South...

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