Molinari brothers surge to top of leaderboard after 3rd round of Johnnie Walker Championship

Francesco Molinari shot a 4-under 68 to take one-shot lead over brother Edoardo after the third round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Francesco was at 10-under 206 at Gleneagles, Scotland, to move just ahead of his older brother, who had a 69.

Oliver Wilson (68) and Simon Dyson (70), Gregory Bourdy (70) and Julien Guerrier (73) of France and Stephen Gallacher (71) of Scotland were another shot back.

The sibling rivalry could put pressure on European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie to make sure the duo, a winning pair at golf's World Cup in China last year, both debut against the United States at Celtic Manor in October.

Francesco has qualified, but Edoardo would only make the team as a captain's pick when Montgomerie fills out his squad Sunday.