CORRECTS TO 17TH HOLE, NOT THE 18TH HOLE - Gene Sauers waves to the crowd on the 17th green during the third round of play at the 2014 U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla., Saturday, July 12, 2014. Sauers ended the day as
Sue Ogrocki
July 12, 2014

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) Gene Sauers shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the third round of the U.S. Senior Open.

Sauers had a 33 on the back nine to take control at Oak Tree National heading into the final round on Sunday. He is at 7 under for the tournament.

Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer and Scott Dunlap are tied for second at 4 under.

Langer, who has dominated the Champions Tour all season, was solid, but had several potential birdies lip out during his even-par 71.

Marco Dawson, who shot a 76 on Friday, rebounded with a 69 on Saturday and is tied for fifth with Jeff Sluman and Vijay Singh.

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