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Beaver Dam’s Dan Woltman puts on the ninth green during the third round of the Wisconsin State Open. Woltman, looking to repeat as State Open champion, takes a six-stroke lead into the final round Wednesday afternoon.

LAKE GENEVA – Dan Woltman shot a bogey-free 67 in the third round of the 99th annual Morgan Stanley Wisconsin State Open and takes a six-shot lead into the final round Wednesday afternoon.

Woltman, a Beaver Dam native, will be trying to win his second straight State Open title and his fourth overall. He also won as an amateur in 2007 and again in 2009.

Through 54 holes, he was at 17-under 199. Oostburg native Patrick Stolpe shot a 69 and was in second place at 205. Madison native Jim Schuman also shot a 69 and was another four shots back at 209.

Woltman’s 67 was his seventh consecutive sub-70 round in the State Open. Last year, he shot 68-69-69-67 at North Shore Golf Club. This year, he started 65-67.

The State Open 72-hole scoring record is 268, set by Bob Brue in 1959 at Brown County Golf Course. That is the only score under 270 in tournament history.

Woltman, who made 18 birdies and just one bogey in the first 54 holes, would need to shoot a 69 in the afternoon to tie the record and a 68 to break it.

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