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Posted: Oct 03, 2015 11:50 PM

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen shot a 7-under 65 at St. Andrews to take a three-stroke lead in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Olesen had eight birdies and a bogey on the Old Course to reach 17-under 199. He opened Thursday with a 66 at Carnoustie and had a 66 on Friday at Kingsbarns. The final round will be played at St. Andrews.

Germany's Florian Fritsch was second after a 64 at Kingsbarns.

France's Benjamin Hebert was another shot back after a 67 at Carnoustie.

WEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Argentina's Emiliano Grillo shot a 3-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead in the Web.com Tour Finals-ending Web.Com Tour Championship.

The 23-year-old Grillo had a 13-under 197 total on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course.

The tournament is the fourth and final event in the series for the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings and non-members such as Grillo who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible to receive points.

The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for 25 cards based on series earnings.

Grillo is fifth on the series money list with $103,667, more than enough to wrap up a PGA Tour card. He lost a playoff in March in the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.

Chez Reavie, the winner of the second event in the series, was second after a 67. The 2008 Canadian Open winner leads the series money list with $215,067 after finishing 166th in the FedEx Cup.

Lucas Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, was another stroke back after a 69. Glover was 147th in the FedEx Cup and is 15th in the series with $38,991.

ASIA-PACIFIC AMATEUR

HONG KONG (AP) — Jin Cheng of China won the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday when heavy rain and high wind forced the cancellation of the fourth round at Clearwater Bay.

Jin earned a spot next year in the Masters.

Play was suspended with only half of the groups on the course early Sunday. Organizers abandoned play about 3 1/2 hours later.

Jin, who led by two strokes after each of the first two rounds, shot a 1-under 69 on Saturday for a 54-hole total of 11-under 199, and a one-stroke lead over Australians Cameron Davis and Ryan Ruffels.