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Danes so close to golfing World Cup glory

Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen stayed on course to claim a first World Cup of Golf for Denmark after shooting a two-under-par 70 in the foursomes (yesterday morning, Singapore time) to extend their lead to four strokes.

The Danish pair started the day at Kingston Heath with a three-shot cushion after a sizzling second-round 60 and mixed five birdies with three bogeys to move to 14 under.

Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker were second after a 69 in the alternate-shot format moved them to 10 under, a shot better than China's Wu Anshun and Li Haotong, who recovered for a 72, after a double bogey-bogey start.

Japan (71), France (72) and first-round leaders Spain (73) are tied for fourth, seven shots off the pace going into the final round four-balls.

It looked like being a bigger deficit when 26-year-old Olesen sank a four-foot birdie putt at the 13th to give the Danes a six-shot lead.

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The putts would not drop for the duo over the next few holes, however, and at the 17th, Olesen's drive found a bunker on the left of the fairway.

Kjeldsen got the ball onto the green with a fine recovery shot, but the pair three-putted for 
a bogey.

Walker had earlier drained a six-foot birdie putt on the same green to take the Americans, who have won a record 24 World Cup titles, a shot closer to their rivals.

Australian Adam Scott's hopes of retaining the title he won with Jason Day at Royal Melbourne in 2013 look slight, as he and Marc Leishman hit a 70 to stand 10 shots adrift in a share of 11th. - Reuters.

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