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Harold Varner III leads with 11 cents ahead of Shane Lowry, Erik van Rooyen and Patrick Cantlay; Tommy Fleetwood three behind and Ian Poulter four behind – watch the featured bands live on Sunday from 1.30pm on Sky Sports Golf

Last update: 04/16/22 23:48

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A look back at the best of the action from round three of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links, where Shane Lowry and Tommy Fleetwood both impressed.

A look back at the best of the action from round three of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage at Harbor Town Golf Links, where Shane Lowry and Tommy Fleetwood both impressed.

Shane Lowry is just a whim away from the final round of the RBC Heritage, with Tommy Fleetwood also in contention as he chases a maiden PGA Tour victory.

Lowry mixed eight birdies with two bogeys en route to a six-under 65 at Harbor Town Golf Links, taking it to 10 under and a tie at three for second, as Harold Varner III carded a day round 63 to take a narrow advantage on Sunday.

Varner birdied on four of his first six holes and followed up with more birdies on the ninth and 12th with back-to-back wins from the 15th, bolstering his hopes of a decisive PGA Tour win, with Lowry joining a shot behind by Patrick Cantlay and Erik van Royen.

Harold Varner III won the Saudi International of the Asian Tour earlier this year

Harold Varner III won the Saudi International of the Asian Tour earlier this year

“Without complaining too much, 65 is the worst score I could have shot,” Lowry said. “I hit the ball amazing today, and I really didn’t punch anything. That last putt is probably as long as I’ve been punching all day.

“It was quite frustrating for a while, but I hit it really close a few times and landed some nice birdies. It was really nice to birdie the last one and get into double digits for tournament.”

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Lowry took advantage of the par-five second but missed a three-footer to save the par in the next, with the Irishman then following back-to-back birdies from the fourth by two putts from five feet and a bogey in the sixth.

The 2019 champion golfer responded by squandering another eight-foot birdie chance in the seventh by catching a shot at the next and reaching the 34 turn, Lowry starting his back nine with successive birdies before adding further gains to the par-5 15th and par-four last.

Van Rooyen signed for a bogey-free 67 and Cantlay birdied his final hole to save an under-70 and also take the lead, with Austria’s Sepp Straka tied for fifth alongside Australian trio Matt Kuchar, Aaron Wise and Hudson Swafford. .

Fleetwood birdied on two of its first four holes and rolled from 15ft on the seventh, the Englishman posting back-to-back birdies from the tenth and then drained a 50ft putt from the 14th green.

The 31-year-old then added another to the next to move to eight under, with Jordan Spieth – who missed an 18-inch putt on the final green – Billy Horschel and Joel Dahmen completing the group three strokes off the pace.

Jordan Spieth suffered a nightmarish finish in his third round at RBC Heritage, missing an 18-inch putt to bogey his final hole and losing three from the lead

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Jordan Spieth suffered a nightmarish finish in his third round at RBC Heritage, missing an 18-inch putt to bogey his final hole and losing three from the lead

Jordan Spieth suffered a nightmarish finish in his third round at RBC Heritage, missing an 18-inch putt to bogey his final hole and losing three from the lead

“I never felt like I was playing particularly well,” Fleetwood said. “I never felt comfortable in my swing. Like I didn’t play well this week. But today was the day I didn’t have anything destructive in it.

“If I missed a shot it was like a skanky that would be up somewhere and then I had a chance to go from there. I rolled really, really well. It’s just that I literally didn’t made no mistakes, then I had a few good shots where I then capitalized on it.”

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Three birdies in a four-hole streak from the 12th lifted Ian Poulter within four of the lead and tied for 13th, while Graeme McDowell moved into the top 30 with a bogey-free 66.

World No. 2 Collin Morikawa is seven behind on four under and Justin Thomas posted a one-under 70 to fall tied for 56th, with defending champion Stewart Cink second-bottom of those who made the cut after leveling 71 .

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