Harman takes Travelers lead

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Brian Harman birdied the 18th to take a one-shot lead at the Travelers Championship after the three rounds.

Harman carded a five-under round of 67 to move to 14-under, one clear of overnight leader Bubba Watson and Graham DeLaet of Canada.

Brandt Snedeker leaped into contention courtesy of a 63 which sees him head into Sunday’s running on 11-under, a mark he shares with Zach Johnson and Paul Casey.

Harman, who is looking for just his second PGA Tour title, went bogey-free on the day. The Georgia native began and ended his round with birdies, and picked up an additional three birdies along the way.

It was a top class approach at the last that allowed Harman the change to take the overnight lead, with an iron to three feet out on the par-four allowing Harman to edge ahead.

Watson had a chance to join Harman on 14-under, but the two-time Masters champion was unable to hole his 17-footer and had to settle for a round of 68.

The 36-year-old produced four birdies and a lone bogey on the day, but struggled to replicate the play which saw him hold the lead over the opening two rounds. Indeed, he had a big slice of luck on the 15th when his tee shot went way left into the woods only to get a high bounce off a tree trunk that went over the gallery and back onto the the fairway.

Watson is joined on 13-under by DeLaet whose round of 64 included five birdies, an eagle and a lone bogey. The Canadian had drawn level with Watson at the top of the standings after an eagle at the par-five 15th in which he drove the green and holed a short putt for his three.

Snedeker’s 63 was the joint low round of the day, with three birdies on the bounce from the second to the fifth getting him off to the perfect start. A chip-in from a greenside bunker at the eighth saw the American take the turn in 31, with three birdies in the last six holes moving Snedeker to 11-under.

He is joined by Casey and Johnson who both carded rounds of 64.

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