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An amateur in lead at British Open, another not far behind

Irish amateur Paul Dunne knows he is good enough to post low scores on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Had this been an amateur tournament, he would not at all be surprised to be leading after three rounds. But it's not an amateur event. It's the British Open. "It's just lucky that it happens to be the biggest event in the world," Dunne said Sunday after a 6-under 66 to share the 54-hole lead with Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Day. Equally surprising is that the 22-year-old Dunne has company. Jordan Niebrugge, a 21-year-old who will be a senior at Oklahoma State next month, birdied the last hole for a 67 and was only three shots out of the lead. This is rare...

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