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Day just 2 strokes off leader

DALLAS (AFP) – James Hahn fired his second bogey-free 64 of the week on Saturday while Australia’s Jason Day charged into contention entering the final round of the US PGA Byron Nelson tournament.

Jason Day (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Jason Day (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

World number three Day blasted a seven-under par 63 in the third round at the TPC Las Colinas course just outside Dallas, but was two strokes off the pace as Hahn grabbed the lead on 12-under 198.

‘‘I played well out there. Overall it was a good day,’’ said Hahn, the 18-hole co-leader. ‘‘It is really close. One putt here or there. You need good breaks to happen to keep the momentum going and I did that today.’’

Fellow American Billy Horschel was second on 199 after a 66 that included birdies on his last three holes.

Hahn said he won’t worry while sleeping on the lead, even though there were a dozen players within five strokes.

‘‘Tell me what my tee time is tomorrow and I’ll just show up,’’ he said. ‘‘There’s a lot on the line but I feel like when I’m on the golf course there’s a
different animal that comes out and I get very competitive.’’

Day had eight birdies to move into a share of third with second-round leader Jason Kokrak, who shot 72. American Cameron Tringale was fifth at 201 after a 67.

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