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Colin Montgomerie birdies final hole to take third-round lead in Senior PGA Championship

Marco Dawson hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Marco Dawson hits out of a bunker on the 18th hole during the third round of the 75th Senior PGA Championship golf tournament at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Colin Montgomerie took the third-round lead Saturday in the Senior PGA Championship, making a winding, 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 3-under 68.

Trying to win his first major championship, the 51-year-old Scot took a 7-under 206 total into the final round at Harbor Shores.

Bernhard Langer, the 56-year-old German star who has won twice this season on the Champions Tour, was a stroke back after a 70. He will play alongside Montgomerie for the fourth consecutive round Sunday.

Marco Dawson, Bart Bryant and Kiyoshi Murota were tied for third at 5 under. Dawson had a 64, the best round of the tournament. Bryant and Murota shot 70.