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                === Huh catches Reed at Wyndham Championship ===
 
 Greensboro,  NC  (Sports Network) - John  Huh used three late birdies Saturday
 to  join rookie  Patrick Reed atop the leaderboard entering the final round of
 the Wyndham Championship.
 
 Huh,  the  reigning PGA  Tour rookie  of the year,  overcame a three-hour rain
 delay  and  an early triple  bogey to shoot  even-par 70 at Sedgefield Country
 Club,  while  Reed, the overnight leader,  bogeyed his final hole for a 1-over
 71. The pair of 23-year-olds sit at 10-under-par 200 through 54 holes.
 
 Zach  Johnson is  poised for his fifth straight top-10 finish and possibly his
 first  win of the  season after a carding a third-round 66. The former Masters
 champion  is tied for  third place at 9-under with Bob Estes (68) and 20-year-
 old  Jordan  Spieth (70),  who  defeated  Johnson in  a  playoff  at the  John
 Deere Classic in July for his first PGA Tour win.
 
 "I  didn't  feel any  nerves out  there, which  is rare,"  said Spieth. "I was
 leading  the  golf tournament on my  own at a  couple points in the round. So,
 that  was  reassuring to feel  really comfortable and  calm while in the lead.
 I'll try and get there tomorrow."
 
 Robert  Garrigus (68), Matt Every (68) and Brian Harman (69) share sixth at 8-
 under,  Brendan Steele (66) is in solo ninth at 6-under and defending champion
 Sergio  Garcia (70) is tied for 10th with Rory Sabbatini (72) and three others
 at minus-5.
 
 With  inclement weather  in the forecast, officials moved Saturday's tee times
 up  to 7 a.m. ET, but they couldn't avoid the rain, which arrived in the early
 morning and led to the lengthy delay.
 
 The final group of Reed, Huh and Spieth teed off after noon and scoring proved
 difficult despite lift, clean and place conditions.
 
 Huh  quickly  fell off the  pace when  he stumbled to  a triple-bogey 7 at the
 second,  and  Reed opened with  four straight pars before dropping consecutive
 shots from the fifth.
 
 "It was pretty rough start for me, you know, because the second hole you don't
 want  to  start like  a triple ...  but, you  know, I pulled  my second shot a
 little  bit and put  myself in the wrong spot and instead of taking medicine I
 get too greedy and it turns out I make a triple there," said Huh.
 
 Spieth  also  opened with  four straight pars,  but he played  the rest of his
 outward nine at 1-under, with three birdies and a pair of bogeys, to turn with
 a 1-stroke lead at minus-10.
 
 The  lead was  brief, however,  as Spieth  bogeyed the  10th to  drop back  to
 minus-9 with Reed, allowing Johnson to take over the top spot
 
 Johnson went bogey-free over his first 14 holes, picking up five birdies along
 the  way  to grab  the lead at  10-under. He failed  to close strong, however,
 notching three straight pars and a bogey at the last to end at 9-under.
 
 Spieth  briefly got back to 10-under with a birdie at the 13th, but he bogeyed
 the 15th, then parred out as Reed and Huh regained their footing.
 
 Reed  bogeyed the 12th  to drop to 8-under, but he birdied three straight from
 the  14th to  grab the outright lead. Huh, meanwhile, parred 10 straight after
 his  gaffe  at the second,  then reeled off three  birdies in a four-hole span
 from the 13th to get within a stroke of Reed at 10-under.
 
 That margin was then erased when Reed tripped to a bogey at the last.
 
 "After  that happened over there on the second hole, we had the third hole was
 a  par-3 and I  pulled a pretty good shot and I wasn't able to convert it but,
 you know, I told myself ... we got 15 holes to go and there's another 18 to go
 tomorrow so it's going to be long day," Huh explained. "So, that's what I tell
 myself there, it's going to be long day and be patient out there."
 
 NOTES:  This  is the final event  before the FedExCup playoffs start next week
 and players are fighting to get into the top 125 on either the FedExCup points
 list  or the  money list to keep  their tour cards for next year. Robert Streb
 has  the  best chance to  crack the  top 125, as  he is currently projected to
 reach No. 126 based on his current tie for 31st at 2-under-par 208 ... Charles
 Howell  III  was disqualified before  the start  of Saturday's third round for
 using a non-conforming driver during the second round. He shot 68 on Friday to
 move  into a tie for 10th at 6-under ... The third round was suspended at 8:11
 a.m. ET, with the restart coming at 11:10 a.m.
 
 
 08/17 19:57:38 ET

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