Rollins holds onto lead

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John Rollins will take a two shot lead into the final round of the PGA Sanderson Farms Championships after a carding a four-under 68 in Saturday’s third round.

Rollins has won three titles during his a 14 year PGA tour career – the last the last of which came in 2009 at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open – and has struggled badly in recent years.

Last year the American lost his tour card and is currently playing with a limited status as a former champion.

The 39-year-old told the PGA Tour website he would not be thinking about what victory in Jackson could do for status during Sunday’s second.

“I feel pretty good. Obviously when you’re in the lead you’ve got to feel pretty good about what you’re doing,” said Rollins .

“Last year is a year I’d like to forget. It’s the first time in 13 or 14 years I’ve lost my card … But a lot can change in one week.

“The big thing is I can’t get ahead of myself. I can’t start thinking about where I am and what’s going on with my status and all that sort of stuff.

“I’ve just got to play golf, and that’s what we’re going to try to do and enjoy it. I think that’s the key, to just have fun with it, enjoy the opportunity and where you are, and just see what happens.”

Rollins fired three birdies and bogey on the front nine and two birdies on the back nine on Saturday. His first round 68 and second round 66 means he leads on 14-under.

William McGirt is second on 14-under after he fired seven birdies and a bogey to card a 66, the joint lowest score of the round.

Jason Bohn was the second player (of three) to card a 66 on Saturday and is tied for third place with Lucas Glover on 11-under.

David Toms, who shared the overnight lead with Rollins at the halfway mark, is tied for fourth with Nick Taylor on 11-under.

Rollins added that he intends to be aggressive during Sunday’s final round in hopes of keeping the chasing pack at bay.

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