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Australia's Hend shoots 65, leads European Masters 3rd round

  • Scott Hend of Australia tees off  during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Scott Hend of Australia tees off during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Alex Noren of Sweden hits out of a bunker  during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Alex Noren of Sweden hits out of a bunker during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Andrew Johnston of England plays the ball during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)

    Andrew Johnston of England plays the ball during the third round of the Omega European Masters Golf Tournament in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Scott Hend of Australia shot a 5-under round of 65 to lead by one stroke after the European Masters third round on Saturday.

Hend's bogey on the par-4 18th, the only blemish of his round, left him at 13 under. Playing partner Alex Noren of Sweden finished one stroke behind.

Noren, the 2009 champion on the Swiss Alps course, followed his 63 on Friday with a 4-under 66.

One of the three morning leaders, Richard Bland of England, had a 1-under 69 to be in third place, three shots back.

Andrew "Beef" Johnston of England was among four players trailing by four shots.

Lee Westwood is the best of Europe's Ryder Cup players, with a 67 to be 5 under. Matt Fitzpatrick's 66 left him nine shots behind Hend.