CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kevin Kisner is the leader after a wild conclusion to the third round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.
Kisner fired a 1-over 72 today for a 7-under total that puts him one stroke ahead of Chris Stroud and two in front of second-round co-leader Hideki Matsuyama (hih-DEH'-kee math-soo-YAH'-mah).
Kisner had a two-shot lead with three holes to play when he hit a shot into the water on 16 and made double bogey. He also flirted with disaster on 18, pulling his approach before the ball bounced off a concrete bridge into the rough. The carom allowed him to escape with bogey.
Stroud had a chance to pull ahead until he three-putted for bogey on his last two holes. Matsuyama followed Friday's 64 with a 2-over 73 for a 6-under total.
Justin Thomas and Louis Oosthuizen (WUHST'-hay-zehn) are within two shots of the lead. Graham Delaet (dah-LAY') had the best round among the contenders, a 3-under 68 that puts him five shots back.
Jason Day may have played himself out of contention after entering the round just two shots back. He carded a quadruple-bogey 8 on the final hole to complete a 77 and fall seven shots back.
Jordan Spieth (speeth) is 10 shots off the pace as he tries to become the youngest player to complete a career Grand Slam.
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8/12/2017 8:34:20 PM (GMT -4:00)