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Welsh Golfers Dredge, Dodd Lead at World Cup in Algarve


Welsh golfers Bradley Dredge and Stephen Dodd have a two-stroke lead over Luke Donald and David Howell of England after the third round of golf's World Cup in Algarve, Portugal.

Dredge and Dodd shot an 11-under 61 on Saturday in foursomes (better ball) to go to 27-under-par, 189.

England and the Swedish team of Henrik Stenson and Niclas Fasth were tied for second after both shot rounds of nine-under-par 63. England and Sweden are both 25-under 191. France's Raphael Jacquelin and Thomas Levet also carded a 61 and trail the leaders by five strokes.

Overnight storms drenched the (Victoria Clube de Golf) course while showers and chilly temperatures on Portugal's southern Atlantic coast made playing uncomfortable.

Though the World Cup is a stroke-play event, rounds are played alternating between the match-play format of fourballs (better ball) and the more difficult foursomes (alternate shot). The event completes the World Golf Championships season, with foursomes being played on Sunday in the final round.

Some information for this report provided by AP.