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Alexander Levy still leads at China Open

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Alexander Levy holds a three shot lead going into the final day at the Volvo China Open after a third round 70.

Levy's magnificent round of 62 on Friday had put the Frenchman into a four-shot lead but with heavy wind and rain on day three, he was unable to emulate his previous round.

But a respectable round of 70, two-under par, took him to 16-under for the tournament meaning he goes into the final day in Shenzhen with a three-shot cushion.

The lead going have been even greater after Levy made three consecutive birdies early on the back nine but bogeys on 14 and 16 meant the contenders still had faint hopes of catching him.

The 23-year old, who is looking for his first European Tour victory, admits he will be nervous going into the final day but just wants to enjoy the moment.

"My target was to do a good job, like the first two rounds, but it was difficult with the rain coming," Levy told reporters.

"I'm going to play good golf and take some pleasure from the golf course, because it's a very nice course to play. I want to continue to play like I have for the first three rounds and to enjoy the moment.

"I will be nervous, but because you're nervous doesn't mean you can't play well."

Alvaro Quiros is Levy's nearest challenger as he shot a 68 to move to 13-under for the tournament meaning he will join the Frenchman in Sunday's final group.

The 31-year old Spaniard hasn't won a trophy since 2011 but the six-time European Tour winner know he still has a chance to overhaul Levy. However, bogeys at the 15th and the final hole meant Quiros could have been just one shot behind Levy.

"It has been a tough day, especially with that finish," Quiros told reporters.

"I am three shots back going into the final round but that is nothing in this game. The only thing that I can say is that I am trying with all that I have. Tomorrow I have a chance and that is good to know."

The next nearest contenders are Finland's Miko Ilonen and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood who both shot a third day 67. Ilonen sits four shots behind Levy on 12-under while Fleetwood is a shot further back.

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