BENTON HARBOR, MI -
Colin Montgomerie took the third-round lead Saturday in the Senior PGA Championship, making a winding, 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 3-under 68.
Trying to win his first major championship, the 51-year-old Scot took a 7-under 206 total into the final round at Harbor Shores.
Bernhard Langer, the 56-year-old German star who has won twice this season on the Champions Tour, was a stroke back after a 70. He will play alongside Montgomerie for the fourth consecutive round Sunday.
Russ Cochran moved into a tie with the leaders at 5-under through 13 holes, but double bogeyed 14 to finish at 2-under par 72.
Meanwhile, Kenny Perry, who is seeking his fourth major in as many tries, made a charge early in the day. Perry shot a 5-under 66 in the third round to pull him to within five shots of the lead at 2-under par.
Marco Dawson, Bart Bryant and Kiyoshi Murota were tied for third at 5 under. Dawson had a 64, the best round of the tournament. Bryant and Murota shot 70.
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