Scott Brown shares top spot in PGA Tour event

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GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Fabian Gomez, of Argentina, ran off six birdies on the front nine Saturday that sent him to 7-under-par 65 that gave him a share of the lead with North Augusta’s Scott Brown going into the final round of the Puerto Rico Open.

Scott Brown of the U.S., hits from a bunker on the 14th hole during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open.  RICARDO ARDUENGO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
RICARDO ARDUENGO/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Scott Brown of the U.S., hits from a bunker on the 14th hole during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open.

Brown did his damage on the back nine at Trump International, making four birdies for 5-under 67.

They set the tournament record for 54 holes at 18-under 198 and were four clear of anyone else. Both are going for their first PGA Tour win, which would earn them a spot in the PGA Championship later this summer.

And both are playing in the final group for the first time on tour.

“It’s a position I’ve never been in before,” Brown said. “But I’m playing good. So I look forward to good things.”

WEB.COM TOUR: In Santiago, Chile, Aiken native Kevin Kisner shot a blistering 11-under-par 61, breaking the Prince of Wales Country Club course record by three strokes, to share the lead with Benjamin Alvarado at 17-under 199 after three rounds of the Chile Clasic.

“I made a lot of 10 and 15-footers, which you do anytime you shoot low,” Kisner said.

“It seems like as soon as you look up you think ‘dang, that’s going in too.’ You start making some putts and get in the rhythm of the round and a couple of good things happen.”

Alvarado had 66 on Sat­urday.

LOCAL INTEREST

SCOTT BROWN

North Augusta native

Score 68-63-67

Shots back Tied for first

VAUGHN TAYLOR

Evans resident

Score 69-68-69

Shots back 8

PATRICK REED

Ex-Augusta State golfer

Score 73-68-70

Shots back 13

HENRIK NORLANDER

Ex-Augusta State golfer

Score 71-70-70

Shots back 13

WILL CLAXTON

Swainsboro, Ga. *

Score 70-71-71

Shots back 14

* former resident


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