Tony Finau was in a prime position to claim his second Tour title in just over a week after shooting third round 65 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic to take a four-stroke lead.
The American, who came from five underdogs on Sunday to win the 3M Open and set the tournament record for the biggest final-round comeback in Minneapolis, was tied with Canadian partner Taylor Pendrith at the age of 21 before the last day of Detroit.
“Taylor played some good golf,” Finaw said after play ended Saturday.
“I can’t say we got away from the guys, it’s the kind of golf course where anyone can shoot 8, 9, 10 under, but if we have a good round tomorrow it could be a two-man race and I can’t wait to take on the challenge again.”
Cameron Young also had 65 cards to finish 17th under a single shot from Germany’s Stefan Geiger, with FedEx champion and world number four Patrick Cantlay – the highest-ranked player – six off the lead.
England’s Matt Wallace and Danny Willett hit a 69th to take 11 and 12 straight strikes from the leaders, and fellow countryman Callum Tarin finished seventh under Scotsman Russell Knox with another hit followed by former world number one Luke Donald with two pennies.
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