Donald takes 1-shot lead into Heritage finale


Former world No. 1 Luke Donald shot a 2-under 69 at Harbour Town Golf Links to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Heritage. Here's how things shake out on Hilton Head Island going into the final round.

Leaderboard: Luke Donald (-7), Jason Kokrak (-6), Charley Hoffman (-6), Patton Kizzire (-5)

What it means: Donald continued his steady play, moving into the lead by himself when Charley Hoffman bogeyed the last two holes. The Englishman hasn't won on the U.S. or European tours since 2012 and has fallen to No. 95 in the world. Last week he missed the Masters for the first time since 2004.

Round of the day: Kevin Na moved up 54 places, to a tie for ninth, with a 5-under 66. It could have been a bogey-free 65, but Na dropped his only stroke on the difficult, par-4 18th when he missed the green and couldn't get up and down. Otherwise, he birdied Nos. 2, 3 and 4 on the front, 12, 13 and 17 on the back.

Best of the rest: Tyler Aldridge had almost as good a Moving Day as Na, leapfrogging 49 spots, to a tie for 14th, with a 4-under 67. Aldridge, a 31-year-old Tour graduate, scorched the front, making six birdies and turning in 30. But the magic disappeared on the back, as he made eight pars and a double bogey on the par-5 15th.

Biggest disappointment: Saturday was a nightmare for current world No. 1 Jason Day. The 36-hole co-leader shot a 79, the worst third or fourth round of his PGA Tour career. Day started bogey-birdie-double bogey, birdied the par-5 fifth, but over his next 13 holes made seven bogeys and six pars. 

Shot of the day: Just off the front right of the 18th green, Chris Kirk buried a 52-foot putt to go to 4 under, just three shots off the lead. It stopped some bleeding for Kirk, who was 3 over on the back nine at the time.