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Edwards Maintains Top Spot

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The PGA Tour media guide says Joel Edwards still dreams of playing third base for the New York Yankees.
 
Thats never going to happen. But if he can hold on for 18 more holes at the Air Canada Championship, Edwards can achieve a secondary dream ' that of becoming a PGA Tour winner.
 
For the third straight day, Edwards is at the top of the leaderboard in Surrey, BC. The 39-year-old shot a third-round 3-under-par 68 to move to 13-under for the tournament, three shots clear of his nearest opponent.
 
'It's a nice feeling, I could get used to this,'' said Edwards, who is holding his first ever 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour. ``I feel good about what I'm doing, but I'm surprised I didn't get in the way of myself, which I have a tendency to do.''
 
Grant Waite, last years runner-up, is in solo second place at 10-under following a 65. Fred Funk (67) and David Gossett (69) are tied for third place at 9-under.
 
Edwards first joined the PGA Tour in 1989. He recorded his career best finish in 1992, a tie for second in the B.C. Open.
 
Its been a bumpy road for the Texan. Hes only finished inside the top-100 on the money list twice. However, one of those years came last season, when Edwards collected a pair of top-5s to end the year 73rd in earnings.
 
This year, Edwards tied for fifth in the Honda Classic and stands 99th on the money list.
 
Saturday, Edwards completed his second straight bogey-free round. He found some trouble on the par-4 finishing hole, when his approach shot just cleared the lake guarding the green.
 
Edward pitched his third shot to eight feet, and then made the putt to maintain a three-shot cushion entering the final round.
 
Steve Lowery was tied for the lead at 12-under, but finished double bogey-triple bogey to shoot 68. He stands at 7-under-par, along with Matt Kuchar. Kuchar started the day two shots off the lead, but could only muster a 1-over-par 72 to drop six strokes off the pace.
 
Per Ulrik-Johansson also began the say a couple of shots back of Edwards; however, the Swede double bogeyed his final hole to shoot 5-over 75 and fall into a tie for 40th at 3-under.
 
Full-field scores from the Air Canada Championship