In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

Chris DiMarco lets go of his driver after his tee shot during the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship golf tournament, Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Irving, Texas.

In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

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In sun, Nixon moves to NH Collection lead

Every day has seen a different leader at the NH Collection Open, but Saturday was the first to see the completion of its scheduled round in the wake of Thursday’s rain delay.

Matthew Nixon of England will carry a one-shot lead into the final round after his 65 moved him to the top of the leaderboard, just ahead of Marco Crespi of Italy.

“I kept knocking them close and knocking the putts in,” said Nixon, who carded nine birdies against two bogeys Saturday and is looking for his first win on the European Tour. “If I could do that again tomorrow it would come in handy.

“Today the conditions are obviously a little better, but it was just one of them days. I had a nice start and it just kept going.”

Felipe Aguilar is solo third at 6 under, with Ricardo Santos another shot back in solo fourth. T-5 at 5 under are David Horsey, Adrian Otaegui, Richie Ramsay and Tjaart van der Walt.

– European Tour contributed

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