(Palm Harbor) Aided by an approach shot that stopped five feet from the goal, Adam Schenk birdied on the 18th green and his 70, one under par on Saturday, allows him to rank first in the Valspar PGA Championship standings.
By virtue of his cumulative score of 205 after 54 holes, eight under par, the 31-year-old American holds a one-stroke lead over compatriot Jordan Spieth and Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood.
Spieth and Fleetwood both shot 69 on Saturday.
On Sunday, Schenk will play alongside Spieth and look for his first career victory on the PGA Tour.
Fleetwood started the day with a birdie and followed it up with 12 straight pars.
As for Spieth, he started his round with an eagle and at one point was leading by two strokes. However, he only had three pars over the last 12 holes, and on four occasions he birdied after committing a bogey.
Eight golfers are within three strokes of the leader. Webb Simpson (68) is tied for fourth with Taylor Moore (69) and Cody Gribble (70), two shots off the lead.
Canadian Nick Taylor brought home a 69 and his total of 211 leaves him tied for 20th with four other golfers, including American Justin Thomas.