La Quinta, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Steve Saunders birdied his last four holes on Saturday to close out a 5-under 67 and claim a 3-stroke lead at the conclusion of three rounds of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Saunders, who missed the cut in each of his four starts on the PGA Tour Canada in 2013, finished 54 holes on the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West at 17-under- par 199.
Jimmy Gunn fired an 8-under 64 during his third round to vault into a share of second place with Scott Pinckney (67) at 14-under 202.
Max Homa (67), Nathan Tyler (71) and Michael Kim (66) are tied for fourth place at 13-under, while second-round leader Chris Epperson stumbled to a 4- over 76 to fall into a tie with Tony Finau (68) for seventh at 12-under 204.
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