Result: Steven Bowditch leads by three shots at Valero Texas Open

Steven Bowditch plays his shot on the 9th during Round Two of the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio AT&T Oak Course on March 28, 2014
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Steven Bowditch has a three-shot lead at the Valero Texas Open after the third round of play.

Steven Bowditch will head into the fourth and final round of the Valero Texas Open with a three-shot lead.

The 30-year-old started the third round in San Antonio with a one-shot advantage and went from strength to strength as the day progressed.

The Australian carded a four-under 68 on Saturday to reach 12-under overall and retain his place at the top of the leaderboard.

Matt Kuchar and Andrew Loupe are tied for second spot on nine-under, with the former jumping 14 places with a seven-under 65, while the latter mixed five birdies and three bogeys in his round of 70.

Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson withdrew from the tournament in the third round after pulling a muscle in his side while hitting a driver on the second hole.

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