Si Woo Kim followed his tournament-record 10-under 60 with a third-round 64 on Saturday to increase his lead to four strokes in the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The 21-year-old South Korean has an 18-under 192 total at Sedgefield, a stroke off the tournament 54-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in his 2008 victory.
Kim is in contention for his first PGA Tour victory for the second time in a month after losing a playoff to Aaron Baddeley in the Barbasol Championship.
“I think tomorrow is much pressure, but I’m just trying to keep confidence. That’s it,” Kim said. “I feel very good now. My shots like much more consistent. Only problem have pressure. ... I’m experienced before like Alabama in Barbasol, that’s good experience. Good for tomorrow.”
After making an eagle and eight birdies Friday, Kim played the front nine in 3-under 35 on Saturday with four birdies and a bogey.
Kim added birdies on the par-4 13th and par-5 15th and parred the final three holes.
Rafa Cabrera Bello was second after a 65 in the PGA’s regular-season finale.
“The greens are brilliant,” Cabrera Bello said. “You play good and give yourself chances you will roll putts and that’s what I’m going to try to do tomorrow.”
Madison’s Jerry Kelly fired a 65 and is tied for 14th at 10-under 200.
Former Edgerton athlete Allyssa Ferrell is tied for 86th place, 12 shots off the lead at the PHC Classic at Brown Deer Park in Milwaukee.
Ferrell shot a 73 to finish her rain-suspended first round and followed up with a 76. She sits at 5-over 149.
Fifty-six players were still on the course when darkness suspended the second round.