LAS VEGAS – Chad Campbell made a double bogey on the par-5 16th, then birdied the 18th for a 4-under 67 and a share of the third-round lead with Scott Piercy on Saturday in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Piercy – a Las Vegas native whose wife, Sara, delivered son Jett on Thursday night – had a 65 to match Campbell, a former UNLV player, at 17-under 196 at TPC Summerlin.
Martin Laird (67) was a stroke back, and 2007 winner George McNeill (63), Jason Bohn (65), Jeff Klauk (66) and Bob Heintz (68) followed at 15 under.
After eagling the par-4 12th and adding birdies on 13 and 15, Campbell dropped two strokes with the double bogey on 16.
Piercy, winless on the PGA Tour, had seven birdies and a bogey. He also topped the leaderboard after three rounds in his last start, but closed with a 73 to tie for 12th at Turning Stone on Oct. 3.
'It's definitely been a roller coaster,' Piercy said. 'I think early in the week it was the anticipation of having the baby. And I think emotionally that wears you down. Yesterday, I really felt emotionally drained. I had nothing in the tank.
'The golf course has been kind of a quiet retreat from everything; that I can just kind of punk up and down the fairway and take my time doing nothing.'
McNeill had eight birdies in his bogey-free round.
'I have a good feeling when I come here,' said McNeill, who missed the cuts in his previous four tour events. 'It's always nice to go back to places you played well. That's what I feel like when I show up here. Obviously, my first year winning, and then last year I think I finished 15th.'
Charley Hoffman (64) was in a group at 14 under with first-round leaders Troy Matteson (70) and Tom Pernice Jr. (68).
Rickie Fowler (69), the 2008 college Player of the Year as a freshman at Oklahoma State, was 13 under along with Kirk Triplett (66), U.S. Presidents Cup player Hunter Mahan (67), Greg Chalmers (67) and former UNLV player Ryan Moore (70).