Kenny Perry on track for maiden Major crown in Senior PGA Championship
Kenny Perry fired a three-under 68 to take a two-shot lead after 54 holes of the Senior PGA Championship in Missouri.
Last Updated: 26/05/13 9:05am
The 52-year-old American is 18 holes away from securing a maiden Major crown but he had to endure a rocky ride in the third round at Bellerive Country Club.
Perry's mixed bag contained an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys as he moved two clear of compatriot Jay Haas who posted a 67.
Perry has twice narrowly missed out on winning Majors on the regular Tours, losing play-offs at the 1996 PGA Championship and 2009 Masters.
The key moment of his round on Saturday came at the fourth where, from a difficult sloping lie in awkward rough, he chipped in from 30 feet for an eagle at the par-five hole.
His nearest rival Haas - the 59-year-old took the title in 2006 and 2008 - had a less eventful day posting five birdies and a single bogey at the long par-three 16th.
Russ Cochran is third - three behind Perry - while the leading European is Englishman Roger Chapman.
The defending champion from Ascot posted a third day 66 to stand nine shots off the pace and in a tie-for-21st.