Swede Jacobson Takes Lead with Birdie on 18

Jacobson takes a one stroke lead with last hole birdie

CROMWELL, June 25, 2011 (AFP) - Sweden's Fredrik Jacobson rolled in a birdie putt on 18 to finish with a seven-under 63 Saturday and take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the PGA Travelers Championship.

Jacobson sank a 31-foot putt on 18 to post his third straight bogey-free round at the $6 million dollar tournament on the River Highlands course.

Bryce Molder sank a 38-foot birdie putt on 17 to move into a tie with Jacobson. He shot a third round six-under 64 Saturday to finish at 15-under 195.

Jacobson is seeking his first win on the US PGA Tour after posting three victories in Europe. American Molder is chasing his first PGA victory.

American Amateur Patrick Cantlay had the lead after two rounds but the 19-year-old bogeyed his final two holes on Saturday. He dropped to 11-under 199 and sits tied for 10th place.

An amateur hasn't won a PGA Tour event since Phil Mickelson in the 1991 Northern Telecom Open in Arizona.

James Driscoll of the United States posted a 64 and is alone in third at 13-under-par 197.

World No. 15 Nick Watney (68) headlines a group of half a dozen players tied for fourth, including Argentina's Andreas Romero.

Scores on Saturday after the third round of the $6 million USPGA Travelers Championship (USA unless otherwise stated; par 70):

194 - Fredrik Jacobson (SWE) 65-66-63

195 - Bryce Molder 65-66-64

197 - James Driscoll 69-64-64

198 - Blake Adams 66-66-66, Ryan Moore 64-70-64, John Rollins 65-68-65, Andres Romero (ARG) 64-67-67, Webb Simpson 66-65-67, Nick Watney 65-65-68

199 - Patrick Cantlay 67-60-72, John Merrick 67-66-66, Brendan Steele 68-64-67, Kevin Streelman 66-70-63, D.J. Trahan 69-62-68, Johnson Wagner 65-63-71


200 - Aaron Baddeley (AUS) 67-67-66, Brian Davis (GBR) 65-67-68, Alexandre Rocha (BRA) 65-66-69

201 - Martin Laird (GBR) 68-67-66, Carl Pettersson (SWE) 68-68-65, Ian Poulter (GBR) 68-68-66

203 - Aron Price (AUS) 69-66-68, David Hearn (CAN) 66-67-70

204 - Vijay Singh (FIJ) 67-68-69, Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 69-67-68

207 - Padraig Harrington (IRL) 69-67-71