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03/23 04:15 CDT Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) --- Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday. Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he joint-led the standings, and the Spaniard maintained that consistency with seven birdies to reach 13-under in sweltering conditions at the Saujana Golf & Country Club. Australia's Scott Hend, Maximilian Kieffer of Germany and Thailand's Jazz Janewattananond are in a tie for third at 10-under, with Ernie Els a further shot back. Despite his lead and form going into the final round, Elvira was not thinking about a breakthrough European Tour victory just yet. "It would be great to start here (winning on the European Tour) but I really don't think about it too much," Elvira said. "I like the way I've turned round my season a little bit. Let's see what tomorrow brings." Lipsky shot a 67 to reach 12-under and the American could have done better if not for two bogeys on holes 5 and 17. "It's a tricky course so you're going to make bogeys out there, you've just got to make your share of birdies," Lipsky said. "If I can shoot the same as I did today or yesterday I'll be pretty happy. That's all I can do, just put myself in position." Surprise package Danny Masrin who came into the round tied for second, faltered with four bogeys and a double bogey to slide out of contention. ___ More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
 
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