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Veteran Langer leads Goosen chase at BMW

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  • Retief Goosen takes two-shot lead into final round of BMW International Open
  • Second-placed Bernhard Langer seeking to become Europe's oldest winner
  • The 51-year-old German carded seven-under-par 65 in his third round
  • South Africa's Goosen shot 67 after dropping a shot at the final hole
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(CNN) -- Bernhard Langer will once again seek to become the oldest winner on the European Tour on Sunday as he tries to haul in leader Retief Goosen at the BMW International Open in Munich.

Bernhard Langer, with his son Stefan, right, at the 18th hole of the BMW International on Saturday.

Bernhard Langer, with his son Stefan, right, at the 18th hole of the BMW International on Saturday.

The 51-year-old German trails the South African by two strokes in second place going into the final round after carding an impressive seven-under-par 65.

The former Ryder Cup captain, the leading money winner on the U.S. Champions Tour for veterans, is playing his first tournament in Europe in more than nine months.

He is seeking, for the 16th time, to beat the feat of Irishman Des Smyth, who won the 2001 Madeira Islands Open at the age of 48.

Langer was second here two years ago after narrowly surviving the cut, and it remains the only leading tournament on home soil that he has yet to win.

"This is as close as I could get to winning at home and it would mean a lot," he said. "It would also be very special with my son Stefan on my bag. We have only one more tournament together before he goes off to college.

"I'm at a stage where I just want to enjoy my golf. I don't want to grind any more and I don't have anything to prove -- I've been very blessed."

Goosen has led since shooting a 64 in his opening round, but saw Langer reduce his advantage after shooting a 67 which ended with a bogey six after driving into the water hazard at the final hole.

"It's always nice going into a tournament with the lead," said Goosen, who also missed a one-foot putt. "The ball just jumped out right on me and didn't even touch the hole. It obviously was in a footprint or in the corner of a footprint when I hit it, it was a shock."

England's Nick Dougherty also struggled at the final hole, also taking a six to be tied for third on 14-under with Scotland's David Drysdale as both players shot 68s.

James Kingston was four shots behind his compatriot Goosen on 13-under after a 67, along with Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen.

Former Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie was tied for 58th on three-under despite his 72 featuring a hole-in-one with an eight-iron on the 156-yard eighth.

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