Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry shared the third-round lead Saturday at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., eking ahead of a large pack of challengers.
Tringale shot a 6-under-par 65 on Saturday, firing off seven birdies after opening with a bogey to get to 16-under 197 for the tournament. Tringale, 31, is looking for his first victory on the PGA Tour in his 262nd start.
"The bogey at the first was a shot in the leg, just because you know you've got to shoot a low round out here to stay in the mix," he said. "But I was able to get out of there myself and birdie the next two, which gave me some momentum, a little confidence."
Landry began the tournament with consecutive 65s, then salvaged a 4-under 67 on Saturday by making birdies on three of the final six holes, including Nos. 16 and 17.
"I don't ever take these moments for granted. It's very hard to get into this situations," said Landry, whose only career victory came at the Valero Texas Open in April 2018. "It was definitely a struggle day, but I definitely played very, very well. It was just a struggle from how the last two days were."
Bill Haas tied for the low round of the day with a bogey-free 64 to join Adam Schenk in a tie for third, one stroke behind the leaders at 15 under.
Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Vaughn Taylor and South African Dylan Frittelli are tied for fifth at 14 under. Watney shot one of four 64s on the day.
Chris Stroud, Lucas Glover and Canadian Roger Sloan sit at 13 under, tied for ninth.
Two more are at 12 under, including 22-year-old rookie Collin Morikawa, who tied for second last week at the 3M Open in Minnesota.
"I'm still kind of working on some putting things, but I'm hitting some good lines on my putts, and obviously when I get them close, I'm able to drop a few," he told The Golf Channel after shooting a 65 on Saturday. "So we've just got to keep that up for tomorrow and, obviously, (get) a few more drop outside of that."
With seven golfers at 11 under, there are 18 within five shots of the leaders heading into the final round.
First-round leader Roberto Diaz, who opened with a 62, did not make the 54-hole cut after rounds of 73 and 76.
The field is limited due to top players being in Europe preparing for The Open Championship next week.
The event holds the final available spot into the field for The Open, which would go to the top player not otherwise exempt who finishes inside the top five and ties. The John Deere Classic provides a charter flight to players traveling to The Open on Sunday night.
--Field Level Media