Blair, Snedeker lead heading into Sony Open final round


Zac Blair has moved into joint-top spot after round three at the Sony Open on Saturday.

Blair carded 64, two strokes better than Brandt Snedeker to share top spot at 16 under 194 after three rounds of play at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.

He could have taken an outright lead, had he not pulled a birdie chance on the final hole.

"I just pulled it. Nothing more to it," Blair said after his round.

"I didn't hit the best putt and it didn't go in."

Blair wasn't the only one guilty of missing a birdie chance on the 18th, as Snedeker would fall victim to a similar fate.

Snedeker put in a decent performance but could not reach the heights of his first two rounds, after scoring 63 and 65 in the first two rounds, carding 66 in round three after missing birdie putts of 10 and 12 feet on the last two holes respectively.

Kevin Kisner sits in third, making it an all-American top three, matching Snedeker's 66 to remain one stroke off the pace

South Korea's Si Woo Kim scored 65 in round three and sits in fourth, one stroke behind Kisner, while Fabian Gomez sits four strokes off the leaders after three rounds, having shot five under 65 on Saturday.

Seven players are tied for sixth sitting on 11 under 199 after three rounds.

Jeff Overton was one of the big movers, moving up from 30th after round two after matching leader Blair with a score of 64 in what was comfortably his best round of the event so far.

Overton's effort was only bettered by American Matt Kuchar who had the best round of the day scoring eight under 62 to move from 60th into equal sixth.