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Watney grabs share of Las Vegas lead

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Nick Watney charged into a share of the lead Saturday after three rounds of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, firing a 7-under-par 64.

Watney collected birdies on five of the last six holes to forge a tie with Kevin Na atop the leaderboard at 17-under 196 after 54 holes at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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Watney, ranked 11th in the world, has held at least a share of the third-round lead five times in 2011, and has gone on to win twice.

Tied one shot behind Watney and Na at minus-16 were Kris Blanks (66) and Robert Garrigus.

Tim Herron (67), Tommy Gainey (64) and Paul Goydos (66) were knotted for fifth place one shot further back.

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