SYDNEY -- Australian John Senden had an eagle and two birdies in four holes on the back nine at The Lakes on Saturday for a 2-under-par 70 and a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Australian Open.
Senden had a three-round total of 7-under 209. Englishman Justin Rose, who also shot 70, was in second place, followed by Australians Matthew Jones, Peter Senior and Kieran Pratt in a tie for third.
Adam Scott shot 71 to be in a group of nine tied at 214, five strokes behind. Included in that group was second-round leader Marcus Fraser of Australia, who shot 76 Saturday.
American Tom Watson, the 1984 Australian Open champion, shot 78 for the second time in three rounds and was among the last-placed golfers who made the cut.