JACKSON, Miss. — Ryan Armour shot a 5-under 67 during a windy, chilly third round Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Armour, who led by one after 36 holes, had eight birdies and three bogeys to move to 15 under 201. Chesson Hadley (68) was next at 10 under. Vaughn Taylor (70), Scott Strohmeyer (68), Beau Hossler (69), Ben Silverman (69), and Seamus Power (71) were tied for third another shot back at 207.
Armour, 41, is seeking his first PGA Tour title in his 105th Tour event.
After the first two rounds were played in sunshine and near-80 degree temperatures, it was in the low 50s, with swirling winds, on Saturday. An Ohio native who now lives in Jupiter, Florida, Armour fought through the conditions to post the day’s low round. He overcame bogeys on holes Nos. 5-7 with four straight birdies on the back nine, capped by a 57-foot putt on the most difficult hole on the course, the par-4 16th, to regain control.