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Hoey, Elson share Madeira Islands Open lead

Northern Ireland's Michael Hoey shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday for a share of the third-round lead with England's Jamie Elson in the Madeira Islands Open.

Elson had a 68 to match Hoey at 9-under 207 at Porto Santo Golf, the Seve Ballesteros-designed course that features 500-foot seaside cliffs.

England's Chris Gane (70), Scotland's Alastair Forsyth (69) and France's Francois Delamontagne (71) were two strokes back in the event sanctioned by the European Tour and the developmental European Challenge Tour.