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Holmes (65) in position for final-group redemption

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SAN DIEGO – J.B. Holmes is hoping this experience in the final group goes better than last time.

Holmes rocketed up the Farmers Insurance Open leaderboard with the low round of the day Saturday, a 7-under 65 that put him in a tie for third, just two shots back of leader Alex Noren.

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Beginning on the back nine, Holmes did all of his damage on the inward nine, shooting 29.

The 65 was his lowest score in 45 career rounds in this tournament.

Holmes hasn’t played in a final group since last year’s Players Championship. Tied for the lead, he shot 84 and plummeted out of the top 40.