Boise, ID (Sports Network) - Philip Pettitt, Jr. fired an 8-under-par 63 on
Saturday and grabbed a 1-stroke lead entering the final round of the Boise
Pettitt finished 54 holes at Hillcrest Country Club at 18-under-par 195, one
shot ahead of overnight leader Russell Knox, who couldn't recapture the magic
he displayed just a day earlier.
Knox shot 59 on Friday, becoming the fifth player in Web.com history, and the
second in the past three weeks, to accomplish the feat. He followed that
historic performance with a third-round 68 to drop into solo second.
Michael Connell fired a 61 and jumped into a share of third place at 16-under
197. He is joined there by Will Wilcox (62), who shot 59 two tournaments ago
at the Utah Championship, Will MacKenzie (65), Chad Collins (67), Bronson
La'Cassie (68) and Kevin Tway (63).
Jason Allred (67), Tim Wilkinson (64), Spencer Levin (66), Steve Wheatcroft
(65), Jamie Lovemark (69), Danny Lee (65), Alex Prugh (67) and Nick Rousey
(66) share ninth at minus-15.
Pettitt, who is seeking his first Web.com Tour win, opened the third round
with three straight birdies, then added another at the par-4 sixth to turn in
A birdie at the 10th preceded an eagle at the par-4 11th, which gave Pettitt a
1-stroke lead over Wilcox, Connell and Tway, who were in the clubhouse at 16-
Pettitt moved ahead by two with a birdie at the 12th before promptly giving
that shot back at the next. He then parred two straight before again extending
his advantage to a pair with a birdie at the 16th, then parred out to remain
Knox was consistent on Saturday, playing bogey free with a trio of birdies. It
was a step back from his second-round brilliance, which featured eight birdies
and two eagles, but the 2011 Chiquita Classic winner stayed within a stroke of
Pettitt's lead by notching birdies on two of his final three third-round
NOTES: Pettitt is making his 48th start on the Web.com Tour ... His best
finish on the tour this season is a tie for 12th at the Chile Classic ... He
ranks 83rd on the 2013 Web.com Tour money list ... Knox, Wilcox, Jason Gore,
Doug Dunakey and Notah Begay III are the only players in Web.com Tour history
to shoot 59.
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