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Elvira edges closer to Maybank title

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday.

Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he joint-led the standings, and the Spaniard maintained that consistency with seven birdies to reach 13-under in sweltering conditions at the Saujana Golf & Country Club.

Australia's Scott Hend, Maximilian Kieffer of Germany and Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond are in a tie for third at 10-under, with Ernie Els a further shot back.

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Casey shares early lead in title defense

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to forget the cut he missed last week.

He played Friday as though he wants those photos to stay there. Read More...

Reed brings in Leadbetter to check swing

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Patrick Reed hasn't finished in the top 10 in nine starts this year, is three weeks away from defending his title in the Masters and was seen Friday morning working on the range with swing coach David Leadbetter.

Reed said it was simply a product of his coach, Kevin Kirk, not being at the Valspar Championship. Read More...

Sung Hyun Park, Liu share Founders lead

PHOENIX (AP) Sung Hyun Park isn't a big fan of birdie-fest golf. She's still awfully good at it.

"Personally, I like the difficult course better than the easy course," Park said through a translator. Read More...

Garrigus gets 1st ban for drug of abuse

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Robert Garrigus became the first PGA Tour player suspended for a drug of abuse, saying on Twitter that he had a relapse with marijuana.

The tour announced Friday that the 41-year-old Garrigus, whose only PGA Tour victory was at Disney at the end of the 2010 season, has been suspended for three months under the conduct policy that applies to substances of abuse. Read More...

Ex-President Bush has ace at Nelson site

DALLAS (AP) Former President George W. Bush has made a hole-in-one at a Dallas course that will soon host his institute's Warrior Open honoring wounded U.S. military personnel.

A photo posted Wednesday on Bush's Instagram account shows the beaming 43rd U.S. president holding a golf ball on the par-3 12th green of Trinity Forest Golf Club. Read More...

Els names asst. Presidents Cup captains

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) International team captain Ernie Els has named K.J. Choi, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir as his final three assistants for this year's Presidents Cup.

Els had already named Geoff Ogilvy as one of his assistant captains for the event at Royal Melbourne from Dec. 9-15. Read More...

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