Golf: Credence for Clearwater's revival

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Keith Clearwater clung to a slender lead over a host of challengers midway through the third round of the International at Castle Rock, Colorado, yesterday. The tournament is the only one on the US PGA Tour to use a modified Stableford scoring system, which rewards an eagle with five points and a birdie with two. Clearwater bogeyed the third hole to drop a point but then ran off four birdies to make the turn with 26pts. Overnight leader Steve Lowery, who began the day with 21pts, was at 24, followed by Mike Reid and US Open champion Ernie Els, both at 23. Paul Azinger, who returned to the Tour last month after a year-long battle with cancer, has been selected as co-captain of the United States' inaugural President's Cup team. Sweden's Liselotte Neumann continued to set the pace in the Trygg-Hansa Open at Haninge in Stockholm yesterday. Neumann, the British Open champion, led overnight with a 10-under 136.