Jim Furyk birdied the 18th hole on Saturday to emerge from a wild third round with a one-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Verizon Heritage.
Furyk carded a 67 for an 11-under total of 202.
“I got off to a slow start with my ball striking today,” Furyk said. “I really made some good up and downs, kept myself in the game. Then probably down the stretch, it’s probably the best I’ve hit it all week.”
England’s Brian Davis shot a 66 for 203, while compatriot Luke Donald posted a 67 to head a group just two adrift on 204 that also included Canadian Stephen Ames (65), two-time Heritage champion Boo Weekley (68), Briny Baird (66), Ricky Barnes (66), Woody Austin (67) and Heath Slocum (67).
Another four players were on 205: Australia’s Nick O’Hern and Aaron Baddeley, Colombian Camilo Villegas and Bo Van Pelt. Baddeley won the title here in 2006.
In all, 23 players were within five strokes of the lead.
One of those is England’s Davis who hadn’t shot a round lower than 70 since February. At Hilton Head though, Davis posted his third straight score in the 60s to stay in the mix.
Furyk stepped it up on the back nine after posting just one birdie on the front. He rolled in a 25 foot birdie putt on No. 13 and another from 40 feet two holes earlier.
Furyk, Charles Howell and Greg Owen were the tied for the lead heading into Saturday’s round which turned into a free for all as at one point 10 golfers were tied for the lead.
Slocum appeared to be headed to the top of the leaderboard as he teed off on 18 but his approach shot sailed into the sand behind the green. He had to settle for a double-bogey six.
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