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Noh maintains lead at third Web.com Finals event

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh shot a 1-under 70 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship, the third of four events in the Web.com Tour Finals series.

Noh had a 10-under 203 total on Ohio State's Scarlet Course.

Jim Herman and South Africa's Tyrone Van Aswegen were tied for second. Herman had a 67, and Van Aswegen shot 68. Argentina's Miguel Angel Carballo was 6 under after a 69.

The bulk of the field is made up of players in the top 75 on the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the Web.com regular-season money list are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while the other players are fighting for 25 additional cards through earnings in the finals.

The 22-year-old Noh was 160th in the FedEx Cup standings. He opened the series with a seventh-place tie in Fort Wayne, Ind., and missed the cut last week in Davidson, N.C.

Herman was 139th in the FedEx Cup standings, and Van Aswegen was 49th on the Web.com money list. Carballo is playing for a top priority ranking after finishing 23rd on the Web.com money list to wrap up a PGA Tour card.

The series will end Sept. 26-29 with the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The money leader in the four events will be fully exempt and earn a spot in The Players Championship.