Wagner shoots 64, leads Greenbrier by 2


Beginning the day amid a crowded leaderboard, former Virginia Tech standout Johnson Wagner felt right at home in White Sulphur Springs. Here's the skinny heading into the final round of The Greenbrier Classic, where Wagner holds a two shot lead:

Leaderboard: Johnson Wagner (-14), Jimmy Walker (-12), Jonas Blixt (-10), Jordan Spieth (-9), Matt Jones (-9), Stephen Bowditch (-9), Bill Haas (-8)

What it means: With six players starting the third round within a shot of the lead, Wagner moved quickly to the top of the board and stayed there for the balance of the afternoon. As a result, the former Hokie is in position to end a recent slump by claiming his fourth career PGA Tour title Sunday at the Old White TPC.

Round of the day: No stranger to success at the Greenbrier, Walker began his day slowly, making the turn at just 1 under. The Texan heated up down the stretch, though, carding four birdies in a five-hole stretch from Nos. 10-14 en route to a bogey-free 64. As a result, Walker will play alongside Wagner in Sunday's final pairing, still in search of his first PGA Tour win.

Best of the rest: Wagner made his move early Saturday, notching birdies on three of his first five holes to take advantage of overnight leader Matt Every's early falters. He added three more birdies from holes 9-12, making seven in total in his third round to counter a single shot dropped at the seventh hole, and carded a 6-under 64 just two days after opening the event with a 62.

Biggest disappointment: Beginning the day with a one-shot lead after a Friday 62, Every dropped back quickly on a day where many of his competitors were firing low numbers. The former Florida standout bogeyed four of his first seven holes, and after a small rally dropped even further with back-to-back double bogeys on holes 13 and 14. Two birdies coming in salvaged a 4-over 74 for Every, but the effort still dropped him 26 spots on the leaderboard and he now finds himself nine shots off the pace.

Main storyline heading into Sunday: Though this event has had more than its fair share of final-round drama in its short history, this appears likely to be a two-man race. Paired together Sunday, Walker and Wagner begin the final round two and four shots clear of the field, respectively. With two sub-65 rounds already under his belt this week, Wagner appears in command of his game, but Walker will be eager to hoist a trophy for the first time on the PGA Tour after 18 career top-10 finishes. Should either struggle, though, an eager chase pack includes a red-hot player (Spieth) as well as last week's champion (Haas).