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Australia's Ninyette leads Perth International

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October 19, 2013 04:17 AM EST | AP


PERTH, Australia — PERTH, Australia (AP) — Local West Australian golfer Brody Ninyette shot a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after the third round of the Perth International.

Ninyette, ranked 1,019th, had seven birdies and two bogeys in a round which left him alone at the top of the leaderboard at 8-under 208 in the European Tour event. He was a shot ahead of compatriot Brett Rumford, J.B. Hansen of Denmark and Jin Jeong of South Korea.

Rumford shot a 65, Hansen had a 66 and Jeong shot 69 to remain in strong contention at Australia's richest tournament.

England's Richard Finch and Ross Fisher were among a group of five players a further shot back at 210.