Three share lead entering final round in Florida

5:19 PM, Mar 16, 2013   |    comments
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Palm Harbor, FL (Sports Network) - Kevin Streelman carded a 6-under 65 for the low round of the day Saturday to grab a share of first place following three rounds of the Tampa Bay Championship.

Streelman was joined by Justin Leonard (67) and George Coetzee (68) atop the leaderboard at 6-under-par 207 after 54 holes on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.

"It was one of those days I played smart and made putts when I needed to," said Streelman. "I wanted to get to 6-under today. I thought that was a good number to at least give me a shot tomorrow."

Jim Furyk also moved his way up the leaderboard with a 4-under 67 to nab a share of fourth place. He was joined by Ben Kohles (69), Greg Chalmers (69) and Tag Ridings (70) a shot back of the leaders at 5-under.

Kohles and Chalmers were among the players tied at the top of the leaderboard entering their final holes, but recorded bogeys to fall a shot off the pace.

Shawn Stefani, who was the leader at the conclusion of both the first and second rounds, struggled to five bogeys and just two birdies en route to a 3- over 74, falling into a group of five players tied for eighth place at 4- under-par 209.

One of the players grouped with Stefani is 2012 champion Luke Donald (67). Donald was three strokes back of the leader entering the final round of this event last year before closing with a 6-under 66 and topping Furyk, Robert Garrigus and Sang-Moon Bae in a playoff.


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