OAKVILLE, Ontario — David Hearn moved into position to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 61 years, taking a two-stroke lead over Bubba Watson and Jason Day on Saturday.

Hearn, from Brantford, Ontario, birdied the par-3 15th and par-5 16th, then dropped a stroke on the par-4 17th and closed with a par for a 4-under 68 and a 15-under 201 total at Glen Abbey.

Pat Fletcher, born in England, was the last Canadian winner in 1954 at Point Grey in Vancouver, British Columbia. Carl Keffer is the only Canadian-born champion, winning in 1909 and 1914. Albert Murray, a Canadian also born in England, won in 1908 and 1913.

Hearn began the third round three strokes behind Chad Campbell after shooting a 64 on Friday.

Watson also had a 68, and Day shot 69. Watson eagled the par-5 13th, made a bogey on the par-4 14th and rallied with birdies on 16 and the par-5 18th.

Day, coming off a tie for fourth in the British Open, dropped three strokes with a bogey on the par-4 10th and double bogey on the par-4 11th, then birdied six of the last seven holes.

Campbell followed his second-round 63 with a 75 to fall into a tie for sixth at 11-under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Colin Montgomerie shared the clubhouse lead with little-known American Marco Dawson at 10-under par with nine holes remaining in their third round at the Senior British Open in Sunningdale, England.

Play was suspended five hours after the delayed start to the round. The second round, suspended Friday because of rain, wasn’t completed until midafternoon Saturday.

Fred Couples, the champion at Turnberry in 2012, was tied for third with Ireland’s Philip Walton at 8-under.

LPGA: Lizette Salas shot a 7-under 64 to take a four-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic at Belmont, Michigan, putting her in position for her second career title.

The 26-year-old former University of Southern California player birdied Nos. 14-16 and closed her bogey-free round with two pars. She had a 16-under 197 total.

Lexi Thompson and Michigan native Kris Tamulis were tied for second. Tamulis shot 67, and Thompson had a 68.

EUROPEAN TOUR: England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick and Danny Willett were tied for the lead going into the final round of the European Masters at Crans Montana, Switzerland.

Willett, the second-round leader, had a shaky round but made a 30-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to limit the damage on his way to a 1-over-par 71.

He was at 12 under for the tournament along with Fitzpatrick, a former U.S. Amateur champion. Fitzpatrick climbed into contention with a 64.

Raphael Jacquelin of France was third at 10 under after a 68.