Golf: British amateurs one stroke behind

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The Independent Online
Great Britain and Ireland's hopes of glory in the Eisenhower Trophy in Paris remained high yesterday as they finished the third round on 15 under par, one stroke behind the leaders, the United States. Things looked bleak for George MacGregor's side in the early stages as the Americans started well, but they fought back with great determination. Britain's best score of the day came from Ruislip's Warren Bennett, who shot a fine five-under-par 67. The American effort was led by 18-year-old Tiger Woods. After struggling for two rounds, Woods found his rhythm and form with a five- under-par 67. 'Today I played really well,' Woods said. 'I hit a lot of shots I needed to hit.' The Stanford University freshman amassed eight birdies and had three bogeys in his 67.