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Faldo takes 1-stroke lead

Melbourne, Feb. 1 (Reuters): Six-time major winner Nick Faldo gave himself 11 out of 10 after shooting a third round seven-under-par 65 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Heineken Classic.

The 45-year-old Briton, who has not won a tournament since the 1997 Nissan Open on the US Tour, has a three-round total of 11-under-par 205 to lead three players by one shot including fellow Englishman Paul Casey.

Casey, the overnight leader, had a two-over-par 74 including a double-bogey on the par-four 13th hole after earlier rounds of 65 and 67.

Australiaís Peter Lonard and Swedenís Niclas Fasth were also one stroke behind the rejuvenated Faldo.

World No. 2 and Heineken Classic defending champion Ernie Els and New Zealandís David Smail are next on eight under.

Paes shines

Meanwhile in Mumbai, Leander Paes, the star attraction of DHL Challenge Pro-Am, combined brilliantly with Inderjit Bhalotia and amateurs Akshay Kilachand and Puneet Chaddha to bag the top prize at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, reports PTI.

Paesí team tallied 50 points to beat the team led by Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia, who tallied 44. Firoz Ali and his team came third with 33 points.

Paes showed he was no bunny off the tee. Playing to a handicap of 23, he hit nett eagles on three holes (1st, 4th and 14th). This was Paesí first victory as a golfer.

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