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Matsuyama keeps 3-shot lead at HSBC Champions

  • Japan's Hideki Matsuyama lines up his shot during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Japan's Hideki Matsuyama lines up his shot during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Japan's Hideki Matsuyama reacts during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Japan's Hideki Matsuyama reacts during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Japan's Hideki Matsuyama reacts during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Japan's Hideki Matsuyama reacts during the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan took advantage of the par 5s for a 4-under 68 and kept his three-shot lead in the HSBC Champions on Saturday.

Matsuyama played bogey-free at Sheshan International for the first time all week. He didn't produce as many birdies, picking up three of them on the par 5s. A two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th was enough for him to maintain his margin.

He was at 17-under 199.

Defending champion Russell Knox never got closer than two shots on another chilly day. He also had a 68 and was at 14-under 202.

Daniel Berger ran off four straight birdies late in his round to get in the mix, and he saved par from the water on the 18th for a 67. He was four behind.