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Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor is tied for 2nd place in PGA Tour event | Golf
Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor shot a third-round 65 and is tied for second place in the PGA Tour Zurich Classic in Avondale, La.
AVONDALE, La. — Lucas Glover increased his lead to two strokes in the Zurich Classic to remain in position for his first PGA Tour victory in two years.
Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor was among the players tied for second place after three rounds.
Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to reach 14 under at TPC Louisiana.
Stanley, who shot a 65 to move up after being tied for 24th place after two rounds, was joined at 12 under by Jimmy Walker (66), Billy Horschel (66) and D.A. Points (70).
Players will be grouped in threesomes and will tee off early because of expected stormy weather Sunday on a course already softened by heavy rain Wednesday.
"Not much going on out there, not a lot of wind," said Stanley, who teed off more than two hours before the leaders when conditions were calmer.
"So you could pretty much take dead aim and hit a lot of pins."
Stanley's best finish in 10 events this year is a tie for 18th place at last month's Honda Classic.
Ex-Washington Huskies player Richard H. Lee (69) was tied for 17th place at 8 under. Lee started the round tied with Stanley.
Glover and those close to the second-round lead had to deal with tougher weather.
Glover's wife is expecting the couple's daughter at any time and he said he would immediately leave if he received a call she is going into labor.
"Some windier conditions than expected," Glover said. "But started up one, now I'm up two, so can't be too upset. The good stuff is still there."
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur, shot a 77 to drop to 2 over — last among the 71 players who made the cut.
Guan tied for 58th two weeks ago in the Masters after becoming the youngest player to make the cut at Augusta National, and plans to play in a U.S. Open qualifier next month in Texas.
Kevin Stadler was at 11 under after a 65 — matching Stanley for the best round of the day.
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Ciganda was at 11-under 202. Top-ranked Inbee Park (67) of South Korea and Caroline Masson (69) of Germany are tied for second place.
Players with scores worse than 1 over missed the 54-hole cut, a group that included Wendy Ward (2 over after a 70), who lives near Edwall, outside Spokane, and ex-Washington Huskies player Paige Mackenzie (10 over after an 80) of Yakima.
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Chapman and Blake were at 17 under. Kirk Triplett, a graduate of Pullman High, and Craig Stadler had a 64 and were among five teams at 16 under.
Seattle native Fred Couples and Jay Haas were tied for 11th at 14 under.
• Will Wilcox shot a 9-under 63 to build a seven-stroke lead at the Web.com Tour South Georgia Classic in Valdosta. Wilcox was at 16-under 200 after three rounds.
Michael Putnam (70) of University Place was one of three players tied for second.