Campbell and Piercy share lead

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A late birdie has put Chad Campbell into a tie for the lead with Scott Piercy after three rounds of the Justin Timberlake Open.

Chad Campbell and Scott Piercy were locked in a tie for the lead after the third round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Campbell recovered from a double bogey on the 16th with a birdie at 18 to sign for a four-under-par 67, the birdie denying Piercy the outright lead after the local favourite had shot a 65 to move onto 17-under for the tournament.
“I started off a little slow, making some pars,” said Campbell. “I was able to make eagle there on 12 which kind of got things going and then birdied 13 and 15.”
Reflecting on his double bogey on 16, he added: “[I] just came in a little low and it didn’t quite carry, so I made double there, but I ended up 18 with a birdie which was nice.
“Overall [I’m] happy with the round. It’s nice to end on a birdie.”
Piercy’s round featured seven birdies and a bogey and moved him to the summit just two days after his wife, Sara, had given birth to their third son, Jett.
“It’s definitely been a rollercoaster,” Piercy admitted. “I think early in the week it was the anticipation of having the baby. And I think emotionally that wears you down.
“Yesterday, I really felt like emotionally drained. I had nothing in the tank.”
The leading duo are only just ahead of the chasing pack, however, with Scotland’s Martin Laird one shot back after a third-round 67.
George McNeill (63), Jason Bohn (65), Jeff Klauk (66) and Bob Heintz (68) are locked in a tie for fourth on 15 under.
Troy Matteson, the joint leader after both the first and second rounds, saw his challenge fade when he carded a one-under 70 to move to 14 under.
ALL THE THIRD ROUND SCORES
(USA unless stated, par 71):

196 Chad Campbell 67 62 67, Scott Piercy 64 67 65
197 Martin Laird (Sco) 63 67 67
198 Jeff Klauk 65 67 66, George McNeill 66 69 63, Bob Heintz 63 67 68, Jason Bohn 66 67 65
199 Charley Hoffman 66 69 64, Troy Matteson 62 67 70, Tom Pernice Jnr. 62 69 68
200 Hunter Mahan 70 63 67, Kirk Triplett 65 69 66, Greg Chalmers (Aus) 66 67 67, Rickie Fowler 67 64 69, Ryan Moore 67 63 70
201 Spencer Levin 62 71 68, D.J. Trahan 71 65 65, Mark Wilson 67 66 68
202 Ben Crane 68 65 69, Matt Kuchar 66 64 72, Parker McLachlin 67 65 70, John Mallinger 72 62 68, Brandt Snedeker 69 66 67, Kevin Streelman 69 67 66
203 Dean Wilson 67 70 66, Tim Herron 74 63 66, Kyle Stanley 67 69 67, Robert Garrigus 65 70 68, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 66 69 68, Brian Gay 66 72 65, Billy Mayfair 68 67 68
204 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 66 69 69, D.A. Points 69 66 69, Jerry Kelly 66 69 69, Chris Riley 73 64 67, Jim Furyk 64 67 73, Andres Romero (Arg) 68 69 67, Greg Owen (Eng) 66 68 70, Matt Weibring 68 68 68, Alex Cejka (Ger) 66 68 70
205 Chris DiMarco 69 68 68, Tag Ridings 70 65 70, Tim Petrovic 65 68 72, Roland Thatcher 68 67 70, Bo Van Pelt 68 65 72, Tim Clark (Rsa) 69 66 70
206 Nathan Green (Aus) 68 66 72, Bill Lunde 68 70 68, Ryuji Imada (Jpn) 70 66 70, Tommy Armour III 68 70 68, Charles Howell III 69 68 69
207 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) 67 65 75, Chris Stroud 69 68 70, Mathew Goggin (Aus) 71 65 71, Ernie Gonzalez 75 63 69, Stuart Appleby (Aus) 70 67 70, Steve Elkington (Aus) 70 67 70
208 J J Henry 71 63 74, Steve Lowery 68 70 70, David Toms 66 71 71, Ted Purdy 67 70 71, Rich Beem 69 64 75
209 Daniel Chopra (Swe) 69 68 72, Jeff Quinney 68 70 71, Jay Williamson 66 71 72, Harrison Frazar 69 69 71, Johnson Wagner 68 68 73, Brian Bateman 69 68 72
210 Cameron Beckman 70 67 73, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 69 69 72, Briny Baird 65 71 74
211 Nick O’Hern (Aus) 67 69 75
216 Glen Day 70 68 78

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