One day after a 9-under-par 63, Lickliter shot a 70 and will carry a four-stroke cushion into the final round at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort and Spa.
"I'm very happy to break par today," said Lickliter, who has won one of two tournaments when taking a lead into the final round. "It's so easy to let your expectations get out of control. It's real easy to get a bad attitude."
In 2001, Lickliter had a two-shot lead after three rounds of the Kemper Open, where he defeated J.J. Henry by a stroke for the lone win of his eight-year PGA Tour career. A year earlier, he squandered a one-shot lead and tied for 10th at the Phoenix Open.
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