Henry goes clear in Reno
JJ Henry improved his score for the third successive day to take over the lead of the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.
The American, having picked up 10 points in round one and then 12 on day two, amassed a total of 14 points in the third round to move to the top of the leaderboard on 36 points under the modified Stableford scoring system.
Henry's round included five birdies and an eagle two at the 14th, with his only dropped shot coming at the par-three 16th.
In second place at Montreux Golf and Country Club, three points behind Henry, is Brazilian Alexandre Rocha.
Rocha led after the second round with a two-shot lead over American pair Henry and John Mallinger and he continued to make his presence felt near the top of the leaderboard with a nine-point haul.
It would have been even better for the South American but for a bogey on the 17th - his only dropped shot of the round.
Mallinger is third on 32 points after picking up 10 points today while first-day leader Andres Romero of Argentina is fourth a further point back.
England's Gary Christian is joint fifth with two-time major winner John Daly and Bill Lunde while 1997 Open champion Justin Leonard is eighth on 26 points.
Christian, who carded an eagle, four birdies and a bogey in his round, is the only European in the top 10 heading into the final round, but Ireland's three-time major winner Padraig Harrington climbed up to joint 14th on 23 points with a nine-point haul on Saturday - his best of the tournament so far.
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