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Lewis Leads Deere Classic After Three Rounds

J. L. Lewis leads John Deere Classic after three rounds (AP Photo)
American golfer J. L. Lewis has a three-stroke lead headed into the final round of the John Deere Classic tournament in Silvis, Illinois - the last PGA Tour event before the British Open.

Lewis shot a two-under-par 69 in the third round and is 15-under-par 198 for the tournament.

U.S. countrymen Hank Kuehne and Craig Bowden and Sweden's Richard Johnson are tied for second place at 12-under-par 201 for three rounds.

Americans Jeff Brehaut and Robert Damron are tied for fifth place, four strokes off the lead at 11-under-par 202. Japan's Shigeki Maruyama is part of a large group of golfers five strokes off the lead at 10-under-par 203.

The tournament is being played on the TPC at Deere Run, a par-71 layout that measures 6,183 meters. The winner takes home $700,000.