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Oh McLardy South African Leads Q-School Finals

Andrew McLardy and Stephen Allan already have a place to play next year, they just want another option. McLardy and Allan have both qualified for the 2001 European Tour, now they're just three rounds from doing the same on the PGA Tour.
 
Playing the Private Course at PGA West in La Qunita, Calif., McLardy fired a 9-under-par 63 to take a four-shot lead over Allan, who shot 65, through three rounds of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament finals.
 
At 17-under, Allan is tied with Brian Wilson, who shot 67 on Friday. Richard Coughlan (65) moved into a tie for fourth place at 16-under. He shares that spot with Tommy Tolles, who fell from first place after posting an even-par 72, and David Morland IV, who shot 63.
 
McLardy earned his 2001 European Tour card by finishing 91st on this year's money list. Friday, the 26-year-old made a bid for his stateside card by recording 10 birdies and one bogey in the third round. The South African has played in just one career PGA Tour sanctioned event - the 1998 British Open. He finished in 75th place.
 
Allan has played in a handful of PGA Tour events, though in '00, he played primarily in Europe. The Australian secured his 2001 playing privileges by ending the season 53rd on the European money list.
 
Friday, the 1998 German Open champion carded eight birdies and one bogey en route to matching his first-round score of 65.
 
Unlike his International peers, Coughlan is looking for a place to play next season. The Irishman has bounced around on the mini tours since playing the PGA Tour full time in 1998.
 
Coughlan, a member of the 1997 Great Britain/Ireland Walker Cup team, finished 12th at the '97 Qualifying Tournament. The now-26-year-old made 31 starts on the PGA Tour three years ago, yet finished 151st in earnings; he's played in but two Tour events since.
 
As for Tolles, the six-year Tour veteran followed up rounds up 63-65 with an even-par 72. The 34-year-old, who finished 180th on the 2000 PGA Tour money list, carded three birdies and three bogeys in the third round.
 
Perry Moss began the day one shot back of Tolles in second place. He's now two back of Tolles in a tie for ninth position following a 1-over-par 73. Moss, who stands at 14-under for the tournament, double-bogeyed his first hole on Friday.
 
First-round leader Todd Barranger is now tied for 15th. Since opening in 10-under-par 62, Barranger has posted rounds of 70-72 to enter the mid-way point at 12-under, nine shots off the lead.
 
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