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Padraig Harrington holds one-shot lead at Senior PGA

Field Level Media
28 May 2023, 07:55 GMT+10

Padraig Harrington carded a 4-under 68 on Saturday to maintain the lead after three rounds of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Frisco, Texas.

Harrington is at 16-under 200, one shot better than Steve Stricker and three ahead of Stewart Cink. Stricker shot 64 in the third round and Cink made a hole-in-one in addition to another eagle while shooting 67.

Harrington, 51, is bidding for his second career Champions major win. The Irishman has owned the outright lead in all three rounds.

On Saturday, Harrington had five birdies at Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco but also had a costly double bogey on the par-4, No. 16.

Four of Harrington's birdies came on the front nine, including three straights at Nos. 6-8.

Stricker, 56, carded eight birdies - four each on the front and back nine -- during an bogey-free round that put pressure on Harrington.

He had four birdies over the final six holes, including one on 18 to end his round.

Cink is playing in his first Champions event after turning 50 on May 21. He stuck the ace on the 219-yard, par-3 No. 13 and made the eagle at the par-5, No. 3. Cink is the 10th player with two eagles in one round this season.

Cink also had three birdies and two bogeys. All three birdies came on the back nine.

Sweden's Robert Karlsson (66 on Saturday), South Korea's Y.E. Yang (69) and Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke (69) are tied for fourth 9-under 207.

New Zealand's Steven Alker (69) is in eighth at 8 under.

--Field Level Media

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