Moore takes outright lead at Valspar Championship

Palm Harbor, FL ( – It was quite a moving day at the
Valspar Championship on Saturday as Ryan Moore carded a bogey-free, 4-under 67
in the third round, giving him a 1-shot lead heading into Sunday’s final

With help from a big back nine that propelled him to the top of the
leaderboard, Moore finished 54 holes at 9-under-par 204. The 32-year-old is a
four-time winner on the PGA Tour. He successfully defended his title at the
CIMB Classic in early November.

Jordan Spieth, looking for his second official victory on tour, shot a 3-under
68 and he is alone in second at 8-under 205. Derek Ernst carded a 2-under 69
and he is one shot further back at minus-7.

Sean O’Hair, the 2008 winner of this event, also fired a 69, putting him alone
in fourth at 6-under 207. A trio of big names, Patrick Reed (68), Matt Kuchar
(68) and Henrik Stenson (71), are tied for fifth at minus-5.

Second-round leader Brendon de Jonge struggled to a 4-over 75, dropping him
back to 2-under 211 and into a tie for 14th.