Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – Defending champion Jimmy Walker fired an 8-
under 62 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the Sony
Walker shot a 30 on the back nine, making six birdies and one bogey to build a
two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar heading into the final round at Waialae Country
He stands at 16-under 195 and will try to become the first back-to-back winner
of the event since Ernie Els in 2003-04.
Kuchar, who shared the 36-hole lead on Friday with Justin Thomas and Webb
Simpson, birdied two of his last three holes Saturday.
He has finished in the top 10 at this event in three of the past four years.
Brian Harman (64) and Troy Merritt (67) were one shot further back at 13-under
197 and Thomas slipped into a tie for fifth place with Tim Clark (68) at 198
after shooting a 70.
Max Homa (63) was at 199 and Simpson fell into an 11-way tie for eighth at 200
after making three bogeys and just one birdie in a 72.