Russell Henley's pursuit of his first PGA Tour title in four years remains on track after a third round 69 kept him in the lead, three strokes clear at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

Henley, who held a four-shot lead at the halfway mark, carded a one-under-69 highlighted by an eagle on the 15th hole, before bogeying the 18th at Sedgefield Country Club.

World number 54 Henley sunk a 33-foot eagle putt for his eagle in a stable round which included two bogeys and one birdie.

The American is ahead of Tyler McCumber who moved into outright second with a round of four-under-66 buoyed by three birdies on his front nine to be 12 under.

McCumber landed a 53-foot putt for birdie on the 11th hole as he launched into contention.

South African Branden Grace and Roger Sloan stormed up the leaderboard, both carding rounds of six-under-64 to be tied for third with 11 under.

The pair are alongside Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na, Scott Piercy and Rory Sabbatini at 11 under. Sloan's 54-hole of 199 is a career low for the Canadian.

Australian Adam Scott also shot a six-under-64 to move up to 10 under, level with a number of players including former Wyndham winner Webb Simpson who had an up-and-down day.

Simpson was joint second at the halfway mark but his third round included a triple bogey on the 14th in a dramatic run of five holes on his back nine which included three birdies and a bogey as well.

Russell Henley carded his first bogey of the tournament but still managed to double his lead at the Wyndham Championship on Friday. 

Seeking his first PGA Tour win in four years, Henley shot 64 in the second round and sits at 14 under par for the tournament. 

That left him four strokes up on Rory Sabbatini (64), Webb Simpson (65) and Scott Piercy (66) heading into the weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Starting on the back nine at the Sedgefield Country Club, Henley bogeyed number 12, his third hole of the day, before reeling off four consecutive birdies from 14 through 17.

Three more birdies coming home after the turn solidified his edge as he eyes his first win since the 2017 Houston Open. 

Henley's 126 matches the lowest 36-hole score posted on tour this season along with Stewart Cink at the RBC Heritage. 

Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Sabbatini had a bogey-free day to match Henley's round, while Simpson remained near the top of the leaderboard thanks in part to an eagle at the fifth. 

Simpson's success is no surprise, as he has finished in the top three at the Wyndham the last four years after winning it in 2011. 

Tyler Duncan had the best round of the day with a 62 that left him five shots back at nine under along with Justin Rose (65) and Brian Stuard (66). 

Among other notables, Bubba Watson (69) and Adam Scott are 10 strokes back at four under, one shot better than the cut line. 

Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (69) missed the cut by a stroke, while former world number one Luke Donald (67) finished at one under and two-time major winner Zach Johnson fell short at even par along with defending tournament champion Jim Herman. 

Also finished for the week-end are Padraig Harrington (76) at two over, Rickie Fowler (72) at three over and Charl Schwartzel (73) at seven over. 

Fowler's missed cut means his season is over, as he will not make the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in his career. 

Two players who were tied for second after Thursday's opening round, Michael Thompson and Ted Potter Jr., also missed the cut after slumping to 74 and 77, respectively. 

Erik van Rooyen held a comfortable though not insurmountable lead as he teed off on 18 at the Barracuda Championship, and a fortuitous bounce helped him hold on for his first PGA Tour title. 

The South African led playing partner Adam Schenk by four points in the Modified Stableford scoring system heading to the final hole on Sunday. 

The former Reno-Tahoe Open is the only PGA Tour event that uses the system, which awards points based on how a player fares at each hole relative to par with the highest score winning. 

Van Rooyen knew Schenk would likely need an eagle on the par-four 18th to surpass him as long as he did not make a huge mistake – and promptly yanked his drive well to the left. 

But it bounced off a tree and ricocheted onto the middle of the fairway, putting him in perfect position for a birdie that sealed a long-awaited title. 

The 31-year-old became the 10th first-time winner on Tour this season, about two hours after Abraham Ancer won his maiden title at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. 

Van Rooyen finished on plus-50 points, with 2018 tournament winner Andrew Putnam second on plus-45, 2011 champ Scott Piercy third with plus-44, and Schenk fourth on plus-43 after a bogey at the last. 

The key sequence for Van Rooyen came on the front nine, when he carded his only bogey of the day at the fifth to lose a point before gaining two back with a birdie at the sixth, then scoring a five-point eagle at eight. Birdies at nine, 13, 16 and 18 would add eight more points to his total. 

Schenk, who had led by four points entering the final round, saw the other contenders cruise past him on the leaderboard as he made four bogeys plus a critical double on the 12th that cost him three points. 

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