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Packed leaderboard at Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rory McIlroy is clinging to the Masters lead at the turn in the third round.

The 21-year-old from Northern Ireland was far from spectacular Saturday – a birdie at the fourth, a bogey at the fifth – but an even-par 36 on the front side was good enough to keep the lead at 10 under.

His playing partner in the final group, Masters rookie Jason Day of Australia, briefly claimed the top spot with birdies on three of the first five holes to get to 11 under. But a three-putt at the par-3 sixth gave him his first bogey since Thursday. Another at the seventh cost him the lead.

Day and K.J. Choi are one shot back.

Tiger Woods is struggling. He took a pair of bogeys and made the turn with a 37, four shots off the lead.