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Qatar Masters: Webster joint leader with Rafa Cabrera-Bello in Doha

Steve Webster joined Rafa Cabrera-Bello as joint leader of the Qatar Masters as both players finished on 12-under after the third round in Doha.

Spaniard Bello held a two-shot lead overnight but came back out to return a one-over round of 73 to fall back into a 12-under after three rounds. Webster then matched his score after achieving a two-under round 70.

Webster didn’t start well and in the end he was glad to walk away with a very respectable 70. His poor start came with two dropped shots and a host of struggles on his opening six holes. He could still be in with a chance of winning, however, which would see him clinch his first title since the 2007 Portugal Masters.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after his round, Webster said: "That wasn't a pretty start, you were watching it and it was bad enough playing it!

"I hit it really good on the range and may have got a bit cocky on the course, I hit so many bad shots on the first six or holes - those first six were like I'd never played golf before.

"They tucked the pins away a bit today so especially when you're struggling it's hard even just to hit the greens. The set-up has been good all week but you've got to hit those fairways to have a chance.

"I've swung the club well apart from the first six holes today so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Third Round Leaders As It Stands:

-12 S Webster

-12 R Cabrera-Bello (Spn)

-11 A Saddier (Fra)

-11 T Olesen (Den)

-11 T Aiken (Rsa)