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  • Allred climbs to ninth in Web.com event

  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Ashland native Jason Allred shot a 2-under par 69 Saturday to climb 18 spots into a tie for ninth place heading into the final round of the Web.com Tour's Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation.
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Ashland native Jason Allred shot a 2-under par 69 Saturday to climb 18 spots into a tie for ninth place heading into the final round of the Web.com Tour's Rex Hospital Open at TPC Wakefield Plantation.
    Allred, who has gone under par in every round, was even on the day through 13 holes before finishing strong with birdies on holes 16 and 18.
    Byron Smith, who shot a 63 Saturday, Hunter Haas and Harold Varner III are tied atop the leaderboard at 11-under.
    PGA Colonial
    At Fort Worth, Texas, David Toms, Hideki Matsuyama, Chad Campbell and Chris Stroud shared the third-round lead at 7-under 203, where plenty of others also are in contention.
    There were 13 players within two strokes of the leading quartet.
    The closest chasers include Adam Scott, the No. 1 player in the world, and Jimmy Walker, a three-time winner this season and No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings.
    Kevin Chappell, whose early 7-under 63 was the low round of the day, moved from a tie for 60th to within one stroke of the lead.
    Senior PGA Championship
    At Benton Harbor, Mich., Colin Montgomerie took the third-round lead in the Senior PGA Championship, making a winding, 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 3-under 68.
    Trying to win his first senior major after failing to capture one of golf's four biggest events on the regular tours, the 51-year-old Scot took a 7-under 206 total into the final round at Harbor Shores.
    Airbus LPGA Classic
    At Mobile, Ala., Anna Nordqvist moved into position for her third victory of the year, shooting her second straight 6-under 66 to take the third-round lead in the Airbus LPGA Classic.
    The 26-year-old Swede, the winner in Thailand and Carlsbad, had a 16-under 200 total on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.
    BMW PGA Championship
    At Virginia Water, England, Thomas Bjorn birdied seven of his last eight holes to take a five-stroke lead after the third round of the BMW PGA Championship.
    The 43-year-old Dane fought back from a double bogey on the first hole by making six straight birdies from the 11th and adding another one at the last for a 5-under 67 and a 15-under 201 total at Wentworth.
    England's Luke Donald, the 2011 and 2012 winner, was second after a 68.
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