Sloan's 65 gives him Western Championship lead
Kamloops, BC (Sports Network) - Roger Sloan fired a seven-under 65 on Saturday to move atop the leaderboard at the inaugural Western Championship.
Sloan finished 54 holes at 17-under 199 and is one stroke clear at Rivershore Golf Links.
Alex Coe also posted a 65 and is in second place at minus-16.
First-round leader Ramon Bescansa (70) and Josh Habig (66) share third place at 15-under 201.
Russell A. Surber (65), Sean Shahi (67), Nick Taylor (68) and Mauricio Molina (69) are tied for fifth at minus-14.
Sloan broke into red figures with a birdie at the par-three second. He rattled off three straight birdies from the third, then, after a par at No. 7, tallied another birdie at the par-five eighth, a hole he's birdied in each of the first three rounds.
Sloan parred the first two holes on his second nine, but picked up back-to- back birdies at 12 and 13. That got him to 17-under par and he parred his last five to hold on for the third-round lead.
Second-round leader Travis Woolf struggled to a one-over 73 on Saturday and fell into a large tie for ninth at 13-under 203.
NOTES: Sloan is winless on the Canadian Tour, but lost a playoff this season to Jose de Jesus Rodriguez at the Mexican PGA Championship...Rodriguez, the tour's leading money winner, shot a four-under 68 and is tied for 36th at nine-under par.
06/11 20:11:07 ET