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Curtis takes commanding lead into Texas Open final round

The American golfer is currently three shots ahead of the chasing pack.

Curtis could claim his his first PGA Tour victory since 2006.
Curtis could claim his his first PGA Tour victory since 2006.

BEN CURTIS REMAINED in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006 despite his first stumbles at the Texas Open, shooting a 1-over 73 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.

Curtis, who climbed atop the leaderboard with two bogey-free rounds, had a 9-under 207 total on TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course.

Matt Every was second after a 73 in a bid for his first PGA Tour victory. Mayakoba winner John Huh (67), Seung-Yui Noh (68) and Charlie Wi (71) followed at 4 under.

Curtis preserved his lead despite two double bogeys, including one on No 8 that had the former British Open champion hitting from a neighboring fairway. He rallied with four birdies to hold off the pack.

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