Padraig Harrington shot a 5-under-par 66 on Saturday to take an 1-shot 11-point lead into the final round of the Ascension Charity Classic in St. Louis.
Steve Stricker shot a 65 to vault into a tie for second place with Germany's Bernhard Langer (67) at 10 under.
John Huston shot a 66 at Norwood Hills Country Club to stay tied for fourth at 9 under, two shots back. Steven Alker (68) and Y.E. Yang, 66,
is tied for fifth, three shots back, and five golfers are within striking distance of 7 under, four shots back.
Harrington had a bouncy round,
posting four birdies on the front nine but making three bogeys. He finished with a total of eight birdies in pursuit of his third win of the season.
"It's nice to be a leader.
I can't ask for more than that," Harrington said. I'd like it to be easier and hopefully tomorrow - well, it's not." it matters as long as I can stay out
but it would be nice if it was just a little less stressful.”
Meanwhile, Stricker turned a clean sheet.
He started with birdies on his way to six for the round. He too is waiting for his third win of the season.
“I handled my game well,” Striker said.