Brandt Snedeker clung to a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Wyndham Championship after wrapping up the storm-delayed third round Sunday morning at Sedgefield Country Club.
Snedeker, needing to finish 11 holes from Saturday’s suspended round, posted a 2-under par 68 for the round -- though he was even par for those last 11 holes.
Snedeker, who shot 59 in Thursday’s first round, was at 16-under through three rounds.
Brian Gay completed a 62 in the third round to sit at 15-under, sharing second place with Canadian David Hearn, who posted 64 for the third round.
C.T. Pan (67) and D.A. Points (68) were at 14-under and tied for fourth place after three rounds. Former champion Ryan Moore (64) and Abraham Ancer (64) were both at 13-under.
Snedeker was the tournament’s 2007 champion as a rookie, though that event was held at Forest Oaks Country Club.
Points, who was in the final pairing with Snedeker on Saturday before rain halted play, was even par for the day through six holes as he had yet to finish the seventh hole. Points must win the tournament in order to advance to next week’s FedEx Cup playoffs.
Past champions Moore and Spain’s Sergio Garcia are among a group at 11 under and still have work to do in the third round. Ryan Armour and Michael Thompson are the others, with Thompson the only one to finish his round.
Snedeker is trying for what would nearly be a wire-to-wire victory. He began play Thursday morning, shooting a course-record 59. Though he dropped from the top spot briefly Friday, he has seemed to be in control most of the way.
Snedeker had birdied the second and fifth holes in his third round.
Snedeker, a former Vanderbilt golfer, won this tournament in 2007 as a rookie, but that was the last year it was contested at Forest Oaks Country Club.
The best completed round of the day was the 7 under turned in by Thompson. That pushed him to 11 under for the tournament. He posted an eagle on the par-5 15th hole as part of his 30 on the back side.
Defending champion Henrik Stenson of Sweden was at 1 over for the round through 14 holes, slipping out of contention at 6 under for the tournament.