Erratic Sluman Leads GMO

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Jeff Sluman hit only five fairways in the third round of the Greater Milwaukee Open, yet managed to grab hold of the 54-hole lead.
 
Sluman fired a 7-under-par 64 to move to 14-under through three rounds at Brown Deer Park Golf Club. Hes one shot clear of a trio of others, including Harrison Frazar (62), Shigeki Maruyama (67) and overnight leader Kenny Perry (71).
 
Well my score indicates that I played very well. I guess I did, I just didnt drive the ball very well, said Sluman, the 1998 GMO champion. A little experience and a little knowledge of the golf course kept me from making any major mistakes out there.
 
Despite being erratic off the tee, Sluman managed to hit 12 of 18 greens in regulation and took only 25 putts.
 
Sluman had seven birdies and no bogeys on Saturday. He started the day six strokes behind Perry, who took a three-shot lead over the field into the weekend.
 
However, on an ideal scoring afternoon, Perry followed up a Friday 63 with a third-round 71.
 
If this was my bad round, thats good, said Perry, who is seeking his first win since 1995. Im only one behind.
 
Frazar is in search of his first title in his 100th PGA Tour event. He missed Steve Lowerys course record by a shot on Saturday, but managed to match his personal best score.
 
Today, I hit a few shots close. I made some long putts. I hit the par-5s in two. It was kind of an easy 62, if theres any such thing, said Frazar, who shot a front-nine 29.
 
Charles Howell III (67), Marco Dawson (68) and Tim Herron (64) are three shots off the lead at 11-under. Six players are four strokes behind Sluman, including last weeks winner Scott Hoch (68).
 
Full-field scores from the Greater Milwaukee Open