American Wyndham Clark shot a bogey-free day to go two strokes clear of the pack after day three of the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte.
Clark finished the day with eight-under 63 to become the outright leader going into the last day of the tournament at Quail Hollow on 16-under with American Xander Schauffele two strokes behind.
If Clark holds on to the lead on the final day, it will be the 29-year-old’s first ever PGA Tour win.
After finishing day two tied in first place with Clark and Schauffele, England’s Tyrrell Hatton continued his good form but could not keep up with the top two.
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Hatton had six birdies and three bogeys to end the day with 68 and tied in third with Australian Adam Scott who are both on 11-under, five strokes behind Clark.
Another English player, Tommy Fleetwood, had a strong outing with five birdies and just one bogey, which came on the last hole of the day.
He finished the day tied fifth with South Korean Sungjae Im and American Harris English on 10-under.
Rory McIlroy had another inconsistent day in Charlotte and looks out of the running for his fourth Wells Fargo Championship, finishing the day tied in 50th place.
McIlroy hit four bogeys and four birdies and finished the day one-under.