Doha: Denmarks Thomas Bjorn shot a bogey-free 66 on Saturday to take a one shot lead into the last round of the Qatar Masters.
In a late surge, Bjorn, who is a 10-time winner on the European Tour, birdied four of the last five holes to finish on 11-under-par. He leads from overnight leader Markus Brier, with defending champion Robert Karlsson another two shots back.
Germanys Martin Kaymer lies at one-under for the tournament after a round of 68 on Saturday, but he needs a miracle in Sundays final round if he is to overtake Lee Westwood at the top of the world rankings. Needing to finish in the top two, Kaymer is 10 shots off the lead.
Bjorn, who shot a 74 on the opening day before coming back with a 65 on Friday, continued where he had left off and picked up shots at the first and seventh during a front nine of 34. A further birdie at the 14th was followed by his late birdie spree at the Doha Golf Club, which gave him the lead.