Wyndham Clark fired an eight-under par 63 to seize a one-stroke lead over hot-closing Xander Schauffele after Saturday’s third round of the PGA Wells Fargo Championship.
The 29-year-old American, chasing his first PGA title, had eight birdies in a bogey-free round to stand on 16-under 197 after 54 holes at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“I felt like I was really mentally strong,” Clark said. “It’s a high pressure, tough golf course and early on guys were making birdies.
“I just stayed really patient and I was as they say kind of in the zone and really focused out there. Felt good about it.”
US playing partner Schauffele, the reigning Olympic champion, went four-under over the last five holes to shoot 64 and grab second on 199.
“Monkey see, monkey do is definitely a thing that happens out here,” said Schauffele. “Fortunately it was the guy next to me…