David Frost's late birdies net 3rd round Regions Tradition lead

SHOAL CREEK, Ala., June 8 (UPI) -- David Frost used two late birdies en route to a round of 6-under-par 66 Saturday to take the third-round lead of the Regions Tradition.

Frost drained birdies on the 16th and 17th holes, finishing the day at 12-under-par 204.


That was one better than Fred Couples, who posted a 4-under 68 to move into second place at minus-11.

Falling into a share of third place at 10-under-par 206 was second-round leader Duffy Waldorf, who stumbled to a 1-under 71 Saturday.

Joining him there were 2010 Regions runner-up Michael Allen (69) and Morris Hatalsky (67).

Knotted for sixth place at minus-8 were Scott Hoch (69), Loren Roberts (70), Jeff Sluman (72), Esteban Toledo (69) and Bart Bryant (70).

Tom Lehman, seeking his third straight title at the event, completed a 3-under 69 to end in a five-player tie one shot farther back.

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