Westwood sizzles at Mission Hills

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Updated: November 3, 2012

Lee Westwood grabbed a share of the lead with a stunning 61, including 11 birdies, to sit top of the leaderboard alongside Louis Oosthuizen going into the final round at the HSBC. Former double winner, Phil Mickelson shot a 7 under 66 to sit 3 off the leaders.

Ernie Els briefly took a share of the lead on the back nine before dumping his ball into a reservoir and taking a double bogey. He shot a 69 to drop to fourth place, level with Bill Haas 66 and Ian Poulter 65. The round of the day however belonged to Brandt Snedeker with a course record 60.