PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson lost three shots on the back nine Saturday but held a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the PGA's Nissan Open at Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Mickelson had a 2-under 69 Saturday and completed 54 holes at 13-under 200. Second-round co-leader Padraig Harrington is at 201 after a 70 in round three.
Mickelson got his 30th PGA Tour title at Pebble Beach last week.
Rich Beem had a hole-in-one en route to a 6-under 65 that enabled him to move up from a tie for eighth to sole possession of third place at 11-under 202. Beem seeks his first PGA Tour win since the 2002 PGA Championship.