Points Leads Pete Dye by Six


04 Pete Dye Classic 04 Pete Dye ClassicBRIDGEPORT, W.V. -- D.A. Points posted a 4-under 68 on Saturday to maintain a six-stroke lead through three rounds of the Pete Dye West Virginia Classic. Points completed 54 holes at 21-under-par 195.
Vance Veazey jumped into second place with a 7-under 65 to get to minus-15. Darron Stiles and Nick Cassini share third place at 14-under-par 202. Nick Watney and Patrick Damron are one stroke further back at minus-13.
Points, who fired a 10-under 62 on Friday, opened with a bogey at the second. He bounced right back to birdie the par-4 third from 10 feet out. Points pitched his third to 10 feet on the par-5 fifth at Pete Dye Golf Club.
He calmly drained that birdie putt. He missed a short birdie try at the next, but came back to two-putt for birdie at the par-5 eighth.
Around the turn, he sank a 12-foot par save at the 10th. Points then drained a 3-foot birdie putt at the 11th. He pitched his second to two feet at the par-4 12th and made that birdie to get to 21 under. He parred his final six holes to maintain his large lead.
'It didn't feel as good as yesterday, but I still hit a lot of quality shots,' said Points, who hit just nine of 18 greens in regulation on Saturday. 'I can't complain. I'm going to stick to the same game plan of hitting fairways and greens.'
Veazey had a chance to cut into Points' lead, but his up-and-down play early hurt him. He bogeyed the first, but came back to birdie the second and third. Veazey tripped to another bogey at the fourth.
From their, Veazey made his way up the leaderboard. He birdied the fifth, eighth and ninth to get to 11 under. Around the turn, he made consecutive birdies from the 11th and again from the 15th to get within six of Points.
'I am so glad to be here. I was 3 over after six holes of this golf tournament,' Veazey said. 'The putter has been hot. We're going to have to go out tomorrow and make a lot of birdies.
Bryce Molder and D.J. Trahan shared seventh place at 12-under-par 204. Jeff Gove and Bob Heintz are one stroke further back at minus-11.
Bryant Odom, Kyle Thompson, Chris Tidland, Jason Caron and Jess Daley stand at 10-under-par 206 in a tie for 11th.
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