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Kuchar holds four-shot lead into final round

ESPN staff
April 5, 2014
Matt Kuchar's last win came at Memorial last year © Getty Images

Matt Kuchar overcame windy conditions to match the low round of the day and take a four-shot lead after three rounds of the Houston Open.

The six-time PGA Tour winner had three straight birdies on the back nine at the Golf Club of Houston on Saturday to vault past second-round leader Sergio Garcia with a four-under-par 68 - leaving him at 15-under overall heading into the final round.

Kuchar's last win came at the Memorial last year. He enters Sunday's final round four shots ahead Cameron Tringale and Garcia.

Tringale shot a three-under 69 in the third round, while Garcia struggled his way to a one-over 73.

Phil Mickelson shot an even-par 72 and is six-under for the tournament overall.

Luke Donald and Lee Westwood are the highest-placed Brits after both carded one-under 71s. Both remain 12 shots off Kuchar's lead at three-under-par. Rory McIlroy ended the day with a two-over 74 and is well out of contention ahead of the final round, sitting tied for 37th on one-under-par.

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