Søren Hansen fired an eight under par 64 to take the clubhouse lead during the third round of the World Golf Championships - CA Championship at Doral.
The Dane’s round took him to nine under for the week and left The Ryder Cup player just four shots behind the on-course leader Phil Mickelson.
The highlight of Hansen’s round came just after the turn, where he posted a pair of eagle threes at the par five tenth and 12th with a birdie in between on the 11th.
Rory McIlroy and Kenny Perry both made fine starts with birdies at the opening hole to join Nick Watney in a share of second place.
Jeev Milkha Singh, Camilo Villegas and Rod Pampling were tied for fifth on ten under although all had most of their third round still to play.
Australia’s Aaron Baddeley was disqualified midway through his round after realising he had committed an infringement in the second round and therefore signed an incorrect scorecard.
Having driven into the edge of a water hazard on the third hole yesterday, Baddeley kicked a stone out of the way as he took his stance.
Finding a near identical spot, Baddeley asked a nearby rules official if he could do the same thing again only to be told it was against the rules.
“When he said that, I was like ‘Ooh, I think I did that yesterday,” Baddeley admitted.
“I spoke to (referee) Mike Shea and told him what happened and he said, unfortunately, that will be a disqualification. And I sort of knew that.”