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Korean An on course for first PGA Tour win

Byeong Hun An carded a four-under 66 to maintain a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship.

An was at 17-under 193 entering the final round of the final event before the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Webb Simpson (65) and Brice Garnett (66) were tied for second,at 16 under while Ryan Armour was 15 under after a round of 65 on Saturday.

An has held or shared the lead after each of the first three round and is bogey free in his 54 holes at Sedgefield Country Club this wek

The 27-year-old South Korean with three international victories has put himself in position to claim his first win on the PGA Tour.

Cameron Davis, the only Australian to make the cut, mixed four birdies with three bogeys in a round of 69 to sit at eight under and a share of 38th.

For a while midway through An's round, six players were tied for the lead at 13 under.

An started to get some separation from the crowd with three birdies in the span from the fifth to the eighth hole.

Then came his best shot of the day, a 50-foot birdie putt on the par-4 14th. He then closed with four-straight pars.

Simpson - a native North Carolinian who named his daughter Wyndham after his first career victory came here in 2011 - strung together three birdies around a bogey midway through his back nine to move to 16 under.

Garnett made the turn at 15 under after back-to-back birdies, then rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th.

Armour climbed into contention with six birdies in a 10-hole stretch midway through his round that put him two strokes back.

Norway's Viktor Hovland (64) finished his round with a birdie on the 18th after landing his 150-yard approach shot close to be in a share of fifth with J.T. Poston (66) and Englishman Paul Casey (66) at 14 under.

After winning the US Amateur last year, Hovland turned pro two months ago after tying for 12th at the U.S. Open.

On a day of low scoring, former world No.1 Jordan Spieth had three double-bogeys and a bogey in a birdie-free 77 that resulted in him missing the secondary cut at two under.

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