Byrd has a one shot lead over Pat Perez and three shot lead over former Clemson teammate Lucas Glover, who is at 12 under.
Byrd is attempting to win his third PGA Tour event in the last seven
months. He won the Justin TimberlakeInvitational in Las Vegas last
October in his final PGA event of 2010, then won the Hyundai Invitational
in Hawii to open the 2011 season. Both of those victories came in
playoffs, including the Timberlake Invitational when he became he first
PGA Tour player to win a playoff with a hole in one.
A win on Sunday would give Byrd six career wins, more than any other American
born PGA player age 33 or younger.
Byrd shot a five under par 67 on Saturday, thanks to a five under par 31 on
the back nine on Saturday, inc luding one stretch of five birdies with in six
Glover, who owns two PGA Tour wins, including the 2009 US Open, is at 12 under
par after a 69 on Saturday. He was the only player in the field to go all 18
holes without a bogey.
Byrd and Glover are two of five former Tigers who made the cut at the Wells
Fargo Invitational. Kyle Stanley is at four under, Charles Warren is three
under and D.J. Trahan is two underof entering the last round on Sunday.
Two former Tigers are also in the top five entering the final roundon the
Nationwide Tour. That event is being held at the University Georgia course
in Athens. Former Clemson All-American Matt Hendrix, a member of Clemson's
2003 National Championship team, is in third place at eight under par, but is
just one shot off the lead. Former Tiger Elliott Gealy is at six under and
is in a tie for fourth place entering Sunday.
Byrd has one shot lead
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