Tetsuji Hiratsuka eagled twice in a blistering round of 63 to take a three-stroke advantage over Toshimitsu Izawa after the third-round of the season-ending Nippon Series JT Cup on Saturday.

Hiratsuka, winless on the Japan golf tour, had three birdies on the front nine and eagled the 541-yard, par-5, 6th hole on a breathtaking 45-foot putt before making the turn at 30 at the Tokyo Yomiuri Golf Club.

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