Morgan takes lead into final round

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Gil Morgan posted a par 71 and took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday.

Updated: February 25, 2007 11:34 IST
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Gil Morgan posted a par 71 and took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Senior PGA Championship on Saturday. He had three birdies and three bogeys but fared better than playing partners Peter Jacobsen and Brad Bryant. He thus moved closer to winning his first Champions Tour major since the 1998 Senior Players Championship. Jacobsen, the second-round leader, shot a 75 and Bryant had a 72. Morgan was at six under, one stroke ahead of Bryant. Jacobsen was tied with Loren Roberts, three strokes behind Morgan. Only three players broke par, and six others shot par in the third round. Morgan birdied the first hole to match Jacobsen at seven under before Jacobsen ran into trouble midway through the front nine and fell back amid winds gusting up to 35 mph. Seeking title Bryant was seeking his first Champions Tour title. He surged into the lead with a birdie on No. 7, a hole that both Morgan and Jacobsen bogeyed. Morgan hit his second shot into a small bush and scrambled to get away only one shot behind Bryant. But fortunes changed at No 9, where Morgan hit his drive into rough beneath a tree line along the right side of the fairway but chipped onto the green and sank a putt for birdie. Bryant missed the fairway to the left and it took him three shots to get onto the green and make bogey. He then made double bogey on the par-4 11th and bogey at the par-four 14th to fall behind the others. He chipped in for birdie at No 15 and responded to Morgan's birdie at No 16 with one of his own at the par-four 18th. Bryant had been seven under on the back nine through two rounds, but ended up 1 over on that side in the third. Roberts, a three-time winner this year who's looking to win his second straight major, was tied with Jacobsen for third after an eagle on No 16 pulled him to par for the round. Jay Haas, the 2004 runner-up, had three of his five bogeys on the front nine and finished with a 73. He and 2005 player of the year Dana Quigley were tied for fifth at two under. (AP)

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