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Jim Furyk's second straight 2-under 68 nets PGA Championship lead

Aug. 10, 2013 at 8:56 PM   |   Comments

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PITTSFORD, N.Y., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Jim Furyk posted his second straight 2-under 68 Saturday, using some clutch late putts to take a one-stroke lead after 54 holes of the PGA Championship.

Furyk drained birdie putts on each of the final two holes to hang onto the lead at 9-under-par 201, holding off Jason Dufner on the East Course at Oak Hill.

Dufner turned in a round of 1-over 71 to grab sole possession of second place at minus-8.

Henrik Stenson, who along with Furyk has carded three rounds in the 60s this week, fired a 1-under 69 to finish 54 holes at 7-under-par 203, good for third place.

Swedish countryman Jonas Blixt, meanwhile, finished Saturday alone in fourth at 6-under 204 following a third-round 4-under 66.

Sharing fifth one shot further back were Steve Stricker (70) and Adam Scott (72).

Defending champion Rory McIlroy (67) and Lee Westwood (68) ended three rounds tied for seventh at 3-under 207.

Four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods struggled to a 3-over 73, finishing 54 holes at plus-4.

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