Daniel Summerhays seized a three-shot lead at the US PGA’S Memorial tournament Saturday as overnight leader Jason Dufner ballooned to five-over par 77 in the third round.
Dufner had started the day with a commanding five-shot lead over Summerhays at Muirfiled Village in Dublin, Ohio.
But Summerhays, in search of a first US PGA Tour title, was tied for the lead after five holes thanks to four quick bogeys for Dufner and his own birdie at the fifth.
He was three shots clear of Matt Kuchar, who carded a 67 for 206.
Kuchar, the 2014 Memorial champion, is seeking an eighth career PGA Tour win and his first since the Heritage in 2014.
“I drove it really well,” Summerhays said. “I had so many good looks at birdie. So many putts were just so close. I really wasn’t out of position too much all day.
“Performing under the gun — it was really fun.”
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson signed for a 68 and headed a group on 207 that also included Justin Thomas and Dufner — whose dismal round included a double bogey seven at the par-five 11th and a bogey at the 18th, where the 2013 PGA Championship winner was in the water off the tee.
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