Zac Blair and Brandt Snedeker share lead in Sony Open
By AFP Sport
Last Updated: 18/01/16 5:32pm
Zac Blair struck six birdies in a six-under par 64 on to take a share of the third-round lead alongside Brandt Snedeker at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Blair had a chance to take sole possession of the lead in the £4m tournament at Waialea Country Club in Honolulu, but missed a birdie putt from inside three feet at the 18th.
The 25-year-old goes into the final round in search of his first PGA Tour title tied with seven-time tour winner Snedeker on 16-under par 194.
Midway leader Snedeker carded a bogey-free four-under-par 66.
The leaders were one stroke in front of American Kevin Kisner, who carded a 66 for 195. Kisner shook off a bogey at the par-three 17th, where his five-iron ended up on the wrong side of a hospitality tent, to birdie 18.
"When I hit it, I knew it was not what I was trying to do," he said of his five-iron at 17.
"I was thinking I could hit a cut shot and hold it up against the wind, and it did not cut, obviously. I thought I killed somebody in the stands."
Nevertheless, with his birdie at the last he secured his spot in Sunday's final group.
South Korean Kim Si-Woo capped his round with a birdie at 17 and an eagle at 18 for a 65 that left him two off the pace on 196, two shots in front of Argentina's Fabian Gomez, who carded a 65 for 198.
Seven players remain tied on six under par, with a further 10 players within four shots of the 16-under lead.