Rollins in position to end victory drought

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After another solid round at the Country Club of Jackson, John Rollins is in position to end a lengthy victory drought. Here's how things look after three rounds of the Sanderson Farms Championship, where Rollins holds a two-shot lead:

Leaderboard: John Rollins (-14), William McGirt (-12), Lucas Glover (-11), Jason Bohn (-11), David Toms (-10), Nick Taylor (-10), Robert Streb (-9)

What it means: Rollins began the day with a share of the lead but quickly moved in front with birdies on two of his first three holes. After a 4-under 68, he holds the advantage as he looks to win for the fourth time in his career but first time since the 2009 Barracuda Championship.

Round of the day: McGirt earned a spot in Sunday's final pairing thanks to a 6-under 66 that gave him sole possession of second place behind Rollins. McGirt strung together four straight top-25 finishes at the end of last season, and after seven birdies against just one bogey he is in the mix for his first PGA Tour win.

Best of the rest: Bohn matched McGirt's 66, and as a result moved up nine spots in the standings and into a tie for third. Bohn notched five birdies in a seven-hole stretch from Nos. 2-8, then added a pair of circles on the back nine. He's looking to win for the first time since the 2010 Zurich Classic.

Biggest disappointment: David Toms started the day with a share of the lead, but after an even-par 72 he now sits four shots off the pace. Toms made three straight bogeys on Nos. 4-6 to create an early hole, and while he birdied the home hole to get back to even, he was the only player currently among the top 27 who failed to break par Saturday.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Rollins is a veteran playing with conditional PGA Tour status this season, but a victory Sunday could change that and make him fully exempt through the 2016-17 season. If he slips up, the chase group includes McGirt, eager to notch his first win, and Glover, a former U.S. Open champ whose last victory came in 2011.