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Duncan carries Safeway lead into final round

From ESPN - October 7, 2017

NAPA, Calif. -- Tyler Duncan may not sleep well and he will likely be nervous. But it's understandable for the PGA Tour rookie and unlikely leader after three rounds of the Safeway Open.

Playing is his first tournament as a PGA Tour member, Duncan parred the 18th hole and scrambled to a 1-under 71 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday in the season-opening event.

"I feel OK now, but I am not sure it's sunk in yet," said Duncan, whose only previous PGA Tour event was the 2015 U.S. Open as a sectional qualifier. "But it probably will after dinner when I am laying in bed. I am sure I will be nervous tomorrow, but I am looking forward to it."

Duncan had five birdies and four bogeys to reach 14-under 202 at Silverado Resort and Spa. He hit his tee shot in the water on the par-3 15th hole en route to a bogey.

"The shot on 15 was probably the worst shot I have hit in a long time," Duncan said. "But I made a nice bogey and then made a nice par save on 18."

Chesson Hadley, a one-time PGA Tour winner who had a course-record 61 in the second round, was a stroke back after a 70.

"I was very pleased with my round," Hadley said. "I thought the course was playing very difficult and I did not get off to a very good start. I was two over through four or five holes. But I hung in there and did not panic."

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