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Munoz shoots 63, leads Sanderson Farms by 1 shot
Sebastian Munoz, of Colombia, watches his shot at the first tee in the Northern Trust golf tournament at Liberty National Golf Course, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 in Jersey City, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz of Colombia made a 15-foot birdie on the 17th hole and saved par at the end Saturday afternoon for a 9-under 63, giving him a one-shot lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship as he tries to give South America back-to-back winners on the PGA Tour.
Munoz had four birdies in the opening five holes at the Country Club of Jackson, and kept near the lead the rest of the way with Carlos Ortiz of Mexico until his final birdie.
Munoz was at 16-under 200, one shot ahead of Ortiz, who had a 65.
Byeong Hun An, who started the third round with a two-shot lead, shot 70 and was two shots behind.
Joaquin Niemann became the first player from Chile to win on the PGA Tour last week at the Greenbrier. Munoz will try to become the first Colombian since Camilo Villegas to win.
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