Scott Parel shot a 67 on Saturday to move up six spots on the leaderboard and take the lead after three rounds of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio.

Parel wasn't perfect on the day -- he had two bogeys to go along with his five birdies -- but it was good enough as the leaders entering play Saturday stumbled. At 5-under 205 for the tournament, he'll take a one-shot lead into the final round Sunday.

"The greens, I felt, were a little softer than what I thought they would be, so I was kind of surprised," Parel said.

"I thought scoring behind me would be pretty good, so I don't know what happened. But this golf course, it will get your attention. You start hitting some wayward tee shots and you can get in some bad spots out here."

South African Retief Goosen, who fired an 8-under 62 on Friday, got off to a dreadful start with two bogeys and a double bogey in the first four holes on Saturday, then added two bogeys and a birdie on the back nine for a 75. He sits alone in second place at 4 under.

"I started off pretty scruffy, let me put it that way," Goosen said.

"It was a tough day out there for me. Everything seemed to go wrong. Get the wrong lies in the bunkers and all that kind of stuff. But I just kept fighting. I kept telling myself, 'Stay in this thing, we still have another 18 tomorrow.' It's not the end of the world."

Behind them in a tie for third place are Steve Stricker and Brandt Jobe, who each finished the day at 3-over 73, and Kent Jones, who shot an even-par 70.

Stricker, fresh off his win two weeks ago in the U.S. Senior Open, was the leader after the first round when he shot a 64.

Only two other players are under par for the tournament: Tim Petrovic, who shot a 69, and Jay Haas, whose 72 dropped him from fourth place entering the day to seventh.

Defending champion Vijay Singh, who shot a par 70 for the third consecutive day, leads a group of four who are tied at 210.

Michael Bradley birdied six of the final seven holes, including the last four, and finished the day with nine birdies. But because of three straight bogies on holes No. 3 through 5, and a double bogey on No. 6, he could muster only a 67 for the round. He is tied for 15th at 2 over.

--Field Level Media

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