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John Rollins will take a four-shot lead into the final round at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open on Sunday

John Rollins will take a four-shot lead into the final round at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada today (Sunday) following a five-under-par 67 on Saturday.
The American, who equalled the course record with a stunning round of 62 on Friday, moved to 17 under overall after carding five birdies and an eagle with bogeys at seven and eight being his only dropped shots.
Ryan Palmer lies second overnight, one shot ahead of fellow American Joe Ogilvie and two clear of Scotland’s Martin Laird after all three shot 66s at Montreux Golf & Country Club on Saturday.
While Palmer and Ogilvie enjoyed bogey-free rounds, Laird’s path was somewhat bumpier with four dropped shots along the way, but a birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle finish kept him in contention.
Rocco Mediate, without a single top-10 finish since he took Tiger Woods to a play-off in last year’s US Open, shot a second consecutive 68 on Saturday to move to 10 under, a shot ahead of a trio of fellow Americans – Chris Riley, Robert Garrigus and Shaun Micheel.
Micheel, winless since his 2003 US PGA triumph, had been second at halfway but slipped back with a double-bogey at the first and further bogeys at three, eight and nine.
ALL THE THIRD ROUND SCORES
(USA unless stated, par 72):

199 John Rollins 70 62 67
203 Ryan Palmer 69 68 66
204 Joe Ogilvie 70 68 66
205 Martin Laird (Sco) 72 67 66
206 Rocco Mediate 70 68 68
207 Chris Riley 72 64 71, Robert Garrigus 69 67 71, Shaun Micheel 69 65 73
208 Kevin Na 71 70 67, J J Henry 72 71 65, Jeff Quinney 69 69 70, Billy Mayfair 72 72 64, Rich Barcelo 68 69 71
209 Marc Leishman (Aus) 68 68 73, Glen Day 74 68 67, Mark Wilson 71 70 68, Alex Cejka (Ger) 72 69 68
210 Patrick Sheehan 71 69 70, Rodney Pampling (Aus) 67 70 73, Jonathan Kaye 68 69 73, Matt Kuchar 72 68 70, Greg Kraft 72 70 68, James Nitties (Aus) 69 70 71
211 Vaughn Taylor 68 69 74, Parker McLachlin 69 69 73, Jonathan Byrd 69 72 70
212 Charles Warren 75 69 68, Steve Flesch 71 69 72, Chris DiMarco 72 69 71, Tag Ridings 73 68 71, Wil Collins 70 70 72, Ted Purdy 73 68 71, J.P. Hayes 74 68 70, Matthew Jones (Aus) 71 70 71, Kevin Stadler 72 71 69, Troy Kelly 70 71 71, Bob Heintz 73 69 70, Matt Weibring 72 70 70
213 Grant Waite (Nzl) 68 72 73, Charl Schwartzel (Rsa) 73 70 70, Harrison Frazar 75 68 70, Troy Matteson 71 66 76, Steve Elkington (Aus) 69 71 73, Chez Reavie 71 71 71, Spike McRoy 71 72 70, Tommy Gainey 72 70 71
214 Spencer Levin 68 70 76, Eric Axley 70 71 73, Ken Duke 72 72 70, Scott Piercy 71 72 71
215 Francesco Molinari (Ita) 73 71 71, Michael Allen 72 69 74, Kirk Triplett 74 70 71, Jay Delsing 73 71 71, Steve Lowery 72 72 71, Matt Bettencourt 72 71 72, Jason Gore 72 70 73
216 Brendon De Jonge 72 72 72, Steve Pate 68 71 77, Kris Blanks 71 69 76, Daniel Chopra (Swe) 72 70 74, Nicholas Thompson 77 66 73
217 Jeff Maggert 75 69 73, Scott McCarron 72 72 73, Brian Vranesh 74 70 73, J.L. Lewis 72 70 75, Heath Slocum 73 70 74, Tommy Armour III 72 70 75
218 Aron Price (Aus) 73 70 75, Mark Brooks 74 70 74, Tyler Aldridge 72 72 74
219 Derek Fathauer 75 69 75, Carlos Franco (Par) 70 72 77

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