May 12, 2019 / 5:56 PM / 2 months ago

Golf-Leader Kang seeks maiden win in Texas

May 12 (Reuters) - South Korea’s Sung Kang fired a third-round 68 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas on Sunday and keep his hopes of a maiden PGA Tour victory alive.

Saturday’s play had been delayed by rain for six hours at the saturated Trinity Forest golf club in Texas, with the third round only being completed early on Sunday.

The final round is expected to wrap up under sunny skies and good scoring conditions, with the event acting as the final tune-up before next week’s PGA Championship.

Kang is 19 under par through three rounds, three ahead of Matt Every, who briefly led during the third round, and five ahead of Brooks Koepka and Scott Piercy.

Kang has played well in final rounds this season, averaging a sub-70 score and he will look to hold off the chasing pack on Sunday. World number three Koepka defends his PGA Championship title next week at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. (Reporting by Rory Carroll; editing by Tony Lawrence)

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