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Aiken leads Avantha Masters after birdie blitz

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Thomas Aiken of South Africa snatched the lead in the $2.3 million Avantha Masters after Saturday's dramatic third round in which he hit eight birdies and an eagle. 

Thomas Aiken of South Africa lines a putt on the sixteenth hole during the Avantha Masters golf tournament in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi on March 16, 2013. Aiken snatched the lead in the $2.3 million Avantha Masters after a dramatic third round in which he hit eight birdies and an eagle.

Aiken, who began the day four shots behind the leaders, carded a flawless 62 to end the day at 18-under par 198, three strokes ahead of nearest challenger Liang Wenchong of China.

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