Sergio Garcia is one-shot of leader Ryan Palmer heading into the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship.
Palmer and Garcia began the day sharing a three shot lead and both struggled in windy conditions, but it was the American who managed to forge ahead to go into the final day five-under-par.
The Spaniard said afterwards: “I got nothing out of my round. I could not shoot one shot higher than I did today.
“So if you look at it that way, and I’m only one shot back behind Ryan and I have tomorrow, I think it’s pretty positive.”
Garcia, whose participation had been in doubt due to an infected fingernail, dropped his first shot of the day when he missed a seven-foot putt at the second, and the Spaniard then recorded his second bogey of the day at the eighth to make the turn a shot behind Palmer, who bogeyed the sixth.
Garcia was solid over the first six holes of his inward nine with a run of pars, but he missed a short putt at the 16th and then made a mess of his tee shot at the 18th to end the day four-over-par, lowering his tournament total to four-under.
Palmer, meanwhile, began his final nine holes with a birdie at the 10th, but he went on to card three more bogeys over the final five holes to card a three-over-par 73 that left him five-under through 54 holes.
Hot on the heels of the pair at three-under are Arjun Atwal (67) and Ryuji Imada (70), while Gary Woodland (68), Matt Kuchar (68) and Joe Ogilvie (72) are a shot further back.