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Matt Every birdies last hole to hold on to share of lead

AFP, HONOLULU, HAWAII

Matt Every birdied the last hole to shoot a two-under par-68 on Saturday and maintain a share of the lead after the third round of the PGA Sony Open.

Every, who led by two strokes after the second round, is tied atop the leaderboard with Jeff Maggert, who sizzled to a six-under 64 to reach 12-under 198.

“It’s not like it’s me versus Jeff Maggert,” Every said. “There’s a ton of guys who could win this golf tournament.”

Every is seeking his first US PGA title, while the 47-year old Maggert hasn’t won since 2006.

D.A. Points also shot a 64 and tied Maggert for the lowest score of the third round.

Maggert missed much of last season after undergoing right shoulder surgery.

There were three players within two shots of the co--leaders and 16 within four shots, including American Steve Stricker.

Stricker, who turns 45 next month, is seeking to become the first player since Ernie Els in 2003 to sweep the Hawaii tournaments.

Johnson Wagner and Charles Howell both shot 66. They were tied with Brendon de Jonge (67) at 10-under.

De Jonge shot the low round of the tournament so far with a 62 in the second round.

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