How it Happened: Glover still leads in Louisiana

Kevin Stadler during his third-round 65 at the 2013 Zurich Classic.

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2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover looked to extend his second-round lead during Saturday's third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans – and was able to do just that, despite a wobbly stretch down the back nine.

Glover, 12 under through two rounds, will tee off Sunday with a two-shot lead over four pursuers: Billy Horschel, D.A. Points, Kyle Stanley and Jimmy Walker. Kevin Stadler is another shot back.

Fourteen-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan of China started the day at 3 under, having made his second cut in as many pro tournaments in America – but the accuracy that had helped him overcome short hitting disappears as he posts the day's worst round, 77, and slides to 2 over.

Here's how it all unfolded at TPC Louisiana – and scroll down to see our coverage from earlier in the week.

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Update No. 40: 5:40 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover reaches the back of the green in two on the par-5 18th, and he barely misses an eagle effort of about 15 feet. He taps in for birdie, finishing the day with a 70 and a two-shot lead over four golfers at 12 under. Boo Weekley birdies as well, posting a 73 that puts him at 10 under and T-7 with Ricky Barnes, Ken Looper and Henrik Norlander.

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Update No. 39: 5:31 p.m. EDT

D.A. Points finishes with seven pars to card a 70, good for T-2 at 12 under as he heads to the scorer's tent. Also at 12 under: Billy Horschel and Jimmy Walker, who shot 66s today, and Kyle Stanley, who shot 65. They'll wait to see how Lucas Glover finishes, having bogeyed two of his last four.

Points' playing partner, Morgan Hoffman, finishes with birdies at Nos. 16 and 18 to get to 1 over for the day, taking him to 8 under and T-17.

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Update No. 38: 5:23 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover is looking a bit shaky of late – he barely escapes the 16th with a par after a long lag putt runs well past, but he makes the comebacker to stay two up. His tee shot at the par-3 17th then comes up well short and right, and his par putt lips out. Glover falls to 13 under, his lead down to one, after two bogeys in his last four holes.

Justin Rose, the top-ranked golfer in the field this week at No. 4, finishes with a 70 after birdieing the 18th. He heads to the clubhouse at 9 under for the week and T-10.

Ernie Els ends his day with an even-par 72, and will start his Sunday at 8 under as he did today.

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Update No. 37: 5:05 p.m. EDT

Ernie Els finds a double bogey at the par-4 16th. He follows that with a par at the 17th but has dropped to even par for the day and 8 under for the week.

Leader Lucas Glover recovers by sinking a short par putt on the 15th to maintain a two-shot lead.

D.A. Points barely misses a birdie putt at the 16th, tapping in for par to remain part of a four-way tie for second as he heads into the final two holes.

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Update No. 36: 4:54 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover cards his second bogey of the day, missing a short par putt after pitching his second shot close on the par-3 14th. Glover leads by two with four holes to play over four players; D.A. Points, the only one at 12 under still on the course, has parred his last four holes.

Boo Weekley, the other half of the day's final pairing, is 2 over today and has been visibly upset with his swing several times.

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Update No. 35: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Billy Horschel birdies the 18th after finding the front bunker in two. He'll sign for a 66 that puts him at 12 under for the week, good for T-2 as he walks off. Playing partner Luke Guthrie finds the water in two and settles for bogey, carding a 69 and heading to Sunday at 9 under.

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Update No. 34: 4:29 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker birdies the last for a 66, driven in large part by a 4-under back nine. He's 12 under and T-2 with Kyle Stanley, who's also in the clubhouse, and D.A. Points, who's 2 under through 12.

Lucas Glover pars the 12th. The former U.S. Open champ, who won in 2009 at the Bethpage Black Course, will be among 52 exempt players this year heading to Merion – but the tournament will see more than 9,800 players try to qualify, a record number of entrants.

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Update No. 33: 4:11 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover extends his lead to three shots, hitting his third shot close on the par-5 11th and making his birdie putt.

Billy Horschel, who has the longest active cuts-made streak on Tour, birdies the 16th to move to 11 under. Horschel's also doing well after he gets to the weekend lately: He'll take aim at his fourth consecutive top-10 finish tomorrow.

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Update No. 32: 4:04 p.m. EDT

Luke Guthrie and Billy Horschel birdie the 15th to move to 10 under; it's Guthrie's second birdie in a row. Jimmy Walker bogeys the 16th to fall back to 11 under.

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Update No. 31: 3:57 p.m. EDT

D.A. Points birdies the par-5 11th to move to 12 under, T-2 and two back of leader Lucas Glover.

Bubba Watson closes out a tough day on a high note, making a birdie putt at the 18th to post a 1-over 73, good for 5 under and T-44 as he heads in.

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Update No. 30: 3:49 p.m. EDT

Ernie Els birdies the 10th and 11th to get to 10 under, 2 under for the day after two bogeys and two birdies on the front. He's T-6 with five others.

Leader Lucas Glover and playing partner Boo Weekley card pars at the par-3 9th and par-4 10th to hold steady at 14 and 10 under, respectively.

Jimmy Walker birdies again at the 15th, pulling within two shots of Glover at T-2 with Kyle Stanley.

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Update No. 29: 3:35 p.m. EDT

A second straight birdie takes Lucas Glover to 14 under and again gives him a two-stroke lead. D.A. Points keeps pace with a birdie of his own at No. 9; he's three shots back.

Further back, 2011 champ Bubba Watson is not finding the back nine as friendly today as he did in the second round. A bogey at No. 15 pushes him to 2 over for the day, 4 under for the week.

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Update No. 28: 3:21 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover gets back to 13 under, thanks to a birdie at No. 7 that stretches his lead back to two shots. The 2009 U.S. Open champ has scattered six bogeys throughout his week so far.

Kyle Stanley quickly pulls back within a shot of Glover, birdieing TPC Louisiana's par-5 finishing hole to card a 65 – tied for the day's best with Henrik Norlander and Kevin Stadler. Glover and Stanley both attended Clemson.

Jimmy Walker moves to 11 under, a birdie at the 13th his fourth in six holes. He's T-3 with Stadler and Boo Weekley.

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Update No. 27: 3:10 p.m. EDT

Ken Looper wraps up his day by getting to 10 under thanks to an eagle on the par-5 18th. At T-4 headed to the clubhouse, Looper got in via Monday's qualifier and is making the most of it. Looper divided his college years between New Orleans and LSU – now he'll have a late tee time Sunday to cap off his week.

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Update No. 26: 3:03 p.m. EDT

Let's take a look at the golfers in the Zurich Classic who are among the top 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking:

• Justin Rose (No. 4): 1 under through 7 today, 8 under this week (T-12).

• Keegan Bradley (No. 13): missed the cut by two shots.

• Bubba Watson (No. 16): 1 under through 13 today, 5 under this week (T-45).

• Jason Dufner (No. 20): shot 67, 8 under this week (T-12).

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Update No. 25: 2:52 p.m. EDT

Leader Lucas Glover bogeys the par-4 5th hole to give a shot back to the field, cutting his lead to a shot over Kevin Stadler – and Kyle Stanley, who birdies the 16th to get to 11 under. Glover's playing partner, Boo Weekley, also bogeys the 5th and drops to T-4 at 10 under in a group of four.

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Update No. 24: 2:38 p.m. EDT

Pars at the 4th for leader Lucas Glover and playing partner Boo Weekley, who's T-2 and 2 shots back.

Jimmy Walker birdies the 10th to move to 9 under, four off the lead and T-7 with Harris English, Morgan Hoffmann and D.A. Points.

Ricky Barnes ends his day with a birdie at No. 18 for a 66 that gets him to 10 under. Barnes, the first-round leader after a 64, heads to the clubhouse T-4 with Henrik Norlander and Kyle Stanley.

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Update No. 23: 2:27 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover extends his lead with a birdie at the par-5 2nd and follows with a par at the par-3 3rd, moving to 13 under. He's two ahead of playing partner Boo Weekley and Kevin Stadler, who posted a 65 earlier.

Kyle Stanley birdies at the 13th to move to 10 under, T-4 with Henrik Norlander and D.A. Points.

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Update No. 22: 2:11 p.m. EDT

Morgan Hoffmann earns a birdie at No. 2 but gives it back on the next hole to return to 9 under. Ernie Els cards a par at No. 3 in the wake of his bogey, and Bubba Watson does the same at No. 10 after his double bogey.

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Update No. 21: 2:02 p.m. EDT

Lucas Glover and Boo Weekley open with pars at the first. Monday qualifier Ken Looper, meanwhile, is 4 under today with scattered birdies and no bogeys. Looper played his college golf at New Orleans and LSU.

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Update No. 20: 1:57 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-5 18th gets Kevin Stadler within a stroke of the lead to end his day – he reaches the green in two and two-putts for his third birdie on the hole in as many days. Stadler's 65 matches Henrik Norlander for low round of the day.

Ernie Els bogeys the par-5 2nd hole, dropping to T-18 and 7 under.

Bubba Watson, even through eight holes, finds trouble at the par-3 9th and cards a double bogey to fall to 4 under. He heads to the back nine, though, which was friendly to him yesterday as he made six birdies to spur a 65.

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Update No. 19: 1:41 p.m. EDT

Kevin Stadler bogeys again, returning to 10 under as he heads to the 18th tee. It's his second bogey on the 17th, but Stadler birdied the finishing hole in each of the first two rounds so he could get that stroke back here.

Hunter Haas finishes with a 70 after bogeying three of the last seven holes. He heads to the clubhouse at 5 under and T-50.

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Update No. 18: 1:27 p.m. EDT

Kyle Stanley moves to 9 under with a birdie at the 9th. Since making the turn yesterday from No. 18 to No. 1, he's played TPC Louisiana's front nine to a pair of 32s.

Kevin Stadler pars again to remain 11 under, one back of leader Lucas Glover.

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Update No. 17: 1:12 p.m. EDT

Kevin Stadler remains 11 under, having played his last four holes even par: His first bogey of the day came at the 12th, but he quickly countered it with a birdie at the next, then steadied himself with back-to-back pars. He's one back of leader Lucas Glover, who tees off in about half an hour.

With 61 players having completed at least a hole today, only 11 are over par. Tianlang Guan and Lee Williams posted a 77 and a 73 respectively, with everyone else 2 over or better for the day so far. We'll see whether the course can toughen up if the sun can break through and dry things out some more.

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Update No. 16: 1:01 p.m. EDT

Henrik Norlander wraps up his day with five straight pars, posting a 65 that pushes him to 10 under. He heads to the clubhouse T-4 with D.A. Points, who will tee off in about 40 minutes.

Roberto Castro birdies the finishing hole to get to 7 under with a 68. He scattered four birdies amid a bogey-free round.

Of the 11 rounds signed for so far today, eight are 69 (Jeff Overton) or better.

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Update No. 15: 12:54 p.m. EDT

Ricky Barnes gets to 9 under for the first time this week with a birdie at the 11th. Barnes was 8 under in the opening round but 4 over yesterday.

Brandt Jobe, who had started the day with a bogey, scatters four birdies to move to 7 under with five holes left to play. Fabian Gomez ends his day at 7 under after a bogey on the 18th gives him a 4-under 68.

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Update No. 14: 12:46 p.m. EDT

Having birdied all the par-5s today, Tianlang Guan approaches the No. 18 tee needing another boost. Instead his wedge leaves him a long putt and he needs three to get in. His bogey gives him a third-round score of 77.

He ends his day at 2 over for the week, well ahead of his 9-over score through three rounds at the Masters two weeks ago, when he finished 12 over.

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Update No. 13: 12:33 p.m. EDT

Peter Tomasulo moves to 9 under with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 11-12 – giving him six in the last eight holes.

Tianlang Guan leaves himself a long birdie putt on the par-3 No. 17 and lags close for a par. He's still 1 over heading to No. 18, where he's made par twice this week.

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Update No. 12: 12:24 p.m. EDT

Kevin Stadler moves within a shot of the lead, birdieing No. 11 to move to 11 under and T-2 with Boo Weekley. Stadler has seven birdies and no bogeys today.

Meanwhile, here comes Ricky Barnes again. The first-round leader with a 64, Barnes is 4 under today with back-to-back birdies at Nos. 1-2 and 7-8. Barnes shot 76 in the second round and has erased that deficit today as he makes the turn with a par at No. 9.

Two-time U.S. Open champ Retief Goosen birdies No. 18 to cap a quiet 68 that moves him to 7 under.

Tianlang Guan pars again at No. 16, finding the par-4 green in regulation and missing a birdie attempt, to remain 1 over for the week and 4 over for the day.

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Update No. 11: 12:17 p.m. EDT

Fabian Gomez, Rod Pampling and Peter Tomasulo join the group at 8 under. Gomez birdies the 16th and Pampling the 18th, ending his day with a 67, while Tomasulo birdies the 11th.

Jason Dufner, the defending champ, also ends with a 67 after a bogey at the 17th and a birdie at the 18th.

D.H. Lee bogeys the 12th to join the 8 under group at T-7 as well.

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Update No. 10: 12:10 p.m. EDT

D.H. Lee birdies No. 11 to move to 9 under and is 4 under on his last five holes, having eagled No. 7. He's T-6 with Morgan Hoffmann.

Kyle Stanley rises to 8 under with a birdie at No. 3 that followed an eagle at No. 2. He's T-8 with Ernie Els and Ryan Palmer.

Tianlang Guan steadies himself with a par at No. 15 after two straight bogeys pushed him to 1 over for the week.

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Update No. 9: 11:57 a.m. EDT

Henrik Norlander birdies No. 13 to move to 10 under and into T-3 with Kevin Stadler and D.A. Points. Norlander and Stadler, at 7 and 6 under respectively, are among nine players who have rounds of 4 under or better going this morning, with Luke List (68) the only one in the clubhouse.

Tianlang Guan bogeys again after missing the green at the par-3 14th. He's 1 over for the week now and has the day's high round going at 4 over.

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Update No. 8: 11:49 a.m. EDT

Kevin Stadler birdies again, his third in a row, moving into T-3 with D.A. Points at 10 under as he makes the turn. Stadler and Henrik Norlander are 6 under for the day, the day's low so far and one better than Jason Dufner and Hunter Haas at 5 under.

Ryan Palmer moves to 8 under, birdieing four of his first five holes. He's tied with Dufner, Haas, Ernie Els and D.H. Lee.

At No. 13, Tianlang Guan bogeys for the third time today (four if you count his triple bogey on the front nine), missing the green and failing to get up and down. He returns to even par for the week.

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Update No. 7: 11:38 a.m. EDT

Kevin Stadler joins Henrik Norlander and Morgan Hoffman at 9 under. Stadler has birdied five of his last seven holes to move into a tie for fourth through eight holes.

Jason Dufner moves to 8 under with a birdie at the 14th, as does D.H. Lee with a birdie at the 8th. They're tied with Ernie Els for seventh.

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Update No. 6: 11:29 a.m. EDT

Henrik Norlander birdies again, this time at the 11th – that moves him to 6 under for the day and tied with Morgan Hoffmann for fourth at 9 under. Hoffmann tees off in about two hours with playing partner D.A. Points, who's at 10 under. See third-round tee times here.

Tianlang Guan plays the 492-yard par-4 12th to par, finding the fairway then getting up and down from off the green. He remains 1 under this week, 2 over today.

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Update No. 5: 11:21 a.m. EDT

Hunter Haas, Luke List and Rod Pampling join the group at 7 under, List finishing his day with a 68 that pushes him to T-7. Pampling birdies the 14th and Haas the 7th. Peter Tomasulo cards three straight birdies on the 5th through 7th to also get to 7 under.

Tianlang Guan birdies No. 11 to move back under par for the week; he's 2 over today.

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Update No. 4: 11:10 a.m. EDT

Jason Dufner birdies again, at the 11th, and follows with a par to move to 7 under for the week.

Tianlang Guan has settled down with a pair of pars and remains even for the week.

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Update No. 3: 10:49 a.m. EDT

Defending champ Jason Dufner also gets to 3 under for the day. He birdies the 10th, his fourth of the day and second in three holes, and gets to 6 under for the week. Kevin Stadler also gets his round to 3 under, birdieing the 5th and getting to 7 under for the week.

Henrik Norlander, however, is making the biggest early charge up the board: He gets to 5 under for the day with a birdie at the 8th and is T-4 with Ernie Els at 8 under.

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Update No. 2: 10:43 a.m. EDT

Rod Pampling, who made a late charge Friday to survive the cut, gets to 3 under for the day with a birdie at the 11th. With four birdies and a bogey today, he's 6 under for the week.

It's back to even par for Tianlang Guan, after he misses the green at the par-4 8th and cannot get up and down.

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Update No. 1: 10:35 a.m. EDT

Fabian Gomez gets to 3 under on the day for the second time after a birdie at the 8th hole follows his bogey at the 7th; he's 6 under for the week. Hunter Haas also gets to 3 under for the day with a birdie at the 5th, also 6 under for the week.

Tianlang Guan gets back part of that triple bogey, with a birdie at the par-5 7th hole. He's 2 over for the day, 1 under for the tourney.

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Early risers

Henrik Norlander is 4 under through his first five holes, with birdies at all but No. 4. Luke List is 3 under through 13, having birdied three of his first five and parring out since then.

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Slow starters

Tianlang Guan is 3 over through six, having started bogey-birdie before taking a triple bogey at No. 6. The only other golfer over par this morning is Brandt Jobe, 1 over through one.

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Weather conditions

It's a cloudy, humid morning with temps around 70, with the high temperature expected in the low 80s as skies clear somewhat. Winds should be present but not too strong a factor on the course, much like the first two rounds.

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Friday coverage

5 Things: Tianlang Guan makes second cut, Lucas Glover leads at Zurich

Lucas Glover got to 12 under during the morning, one ahead of Boo Weekley, and the score held off all afternoon challengers for the second-round lead; Tianlang Guan grabbed the spotlight, though, making his second cut as a 14-year-old amateur in a pro event.

How it Happened: Guan makes cut, Glover takes lead at Zurich Classic

Tianlang Guan might have been short off the tee, but his game from fairway to green carried him to a 3-under round; meanwhile, Lucas Glover managed a 67 to rise to the top of the leaderboard. See how it all unfolded along the way.

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Thursday coverage

5 Things: Ricky Barnes shines, Tianlang Guan grinds at Zurich

Ricky Barnes' morning 64 set a pace nobody could match during the first round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Plus: Tianlang Guan shows an even hand, especially around the greens.

How it Happened: Barnes leads 1st round at Zurich Classic

Several got close as the fashionable score of the day was 67, but Ricky Barnes' 64 holds up as the best of the day and earns a 1-shot lead over Lucas Glover and Boo Weekley. See how it all unfolded along the way.

Zurich Classic: Second-round tee times

Check out tee times and pairings for the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Zurich Classic: First- and second-round tee times

Check out tee times and pairings for the first and second rounds of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana.

Rose, Dufner, Fowler among predictions at Zurich Classic

While plenty of Zurich Classic attention will be paid to Tianlang Guan, don't lose sight of the likes of Justin Rose, Jason Dufner and Rickie Fowler. Our weekly predictions.

Rude: Opinions from Tiger to Tianlang, Muirfield to metal cracks

Potential reasons Tiger Woods is skipping Quail Hollow, Tianlang Guan's long challenge, Peter Dawson's 'bullying' denial and more highlight this week's Hate To Be Rude.

Looper, Janzen among four qualifiers for Zurich

Ken Looper, who divided his college golf years between the University of New Orleans and LSU, and veteran Lee Janzen were among four golfers who got into the Zurich Classic via the Monday qualifer.

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