Kevin Stadler extends Open de France lead

Kevin Stadler of the USA in action during the third round of the Alstom Open de France at Le Golf National on July 5, 2014
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Kevin Stadler opens up a four-shot lead at the end of the third round of the Open de France.

Kevin Stadler has opened up a four-shot lead after the third round of the Open de France in Paris.

Despite scoring a one-over round of 72 on Saturday, the American extended his overnight lead by one shot to finish on nine-under overall.

Stadler made one bogey during the opening nine holes before hitting a birdie and a bogey on the back nine.

Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee will start the final round on five-under alongside France's Victor Riu, while Martin Kaymer of Germany ended the day on three-under.

Englishman Matthew Baldwin is on two-under, and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell is among five players who will head into Sunday on one-under.

Kevin Stadler poses with the championship trophy after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 2, 2014
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