Jason Dufner takes one-shot lead into final round of RBC Heritage

Canadian Graham Delaet sits at the top of the leaderboard alongside Donald on 10 under par

Provided Dufner carries his Saturday form into the fourth round, it will be hard for the likes of DeLaet, Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson and Poulter to catch him.

After reaching the turn in 34 following three bogeys, 2013 PGA Championship victor Dufner then hit four more birdies on the back nine, including a run of three from the 14th to complete his round for a 54-hole total of 13-under par and a one-shot lead over DeLaet, who carded a 69.

Donald got going early with three straight birdies (holes No. 4-6).

"From past experience you can't sit on your laurels and just make pars, you're going to have to go out there and make some birdies so I'm going to have to be aggressive and try and post another good solid round [on Saturday]". "I was very happy with how I played". "I'm looking forward to not getting up at 4:45 a.m. again like I did this morning", he said with laugh.

"It was a little bit of a roller-coaster on the front nine, and it's always nice to get an eagle, let alone two", Dufner told reporters.

The Englishman managed to chip in for birdie on the 18th to move level with Canada's Graham DeLaet. "But I love the course, too, especially around the greens. Obviously the eagles helped on the front nine since I did have some bogeys, but the back nine was pretty clean and I feel pretty good about how I played on the back nine".

DeLaet and Donald both followed 6-under 65s with 67s that leave them tied at 10 under, two strokes ahead of Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson.

DeLaet had never finished better than 14th in six previous trips here and had only twice broken 70 in his last 10 rounds before this week.

Dufner, 40, is seeking his fifth PGA Tour win.

"The last couple of years have been a struggle", he noted. Kerr's 62 tied Lizette Salas' tournament record in 2013.

Those missing the cut included Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett and Charley Hoffman.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Gregory Havret shot his second straight 3-under 70 and took the outright lead at the Trophee Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco.

Now ranked 96th in the world, Donald mixed five birdies with a bogey - at the par-four 11th - in his second round.

Fisher Jr. put himself in contention with six birdies, although he also made double bogey on No. 16, his seventh hole.

2014 RBC Heritage champion Matt Kuchar fell 31 spots into a tie for 63rd with a 1-over 73.



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