Australian Steven Bowditch holds advantage in Texas

Australian Steven Bowditch

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Australian Steven Bowditch holds a two-shot lead going into the final day of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.

The 31-year-old carded a four-under round of 65 to move into control after 54 holes of the event at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas.

The Aussie is now top of the leader board on 13-under-par as he bids to seal a second PGA Tour triumph, following his success at the Texas Open in 2014.

Bowditch recorded five birdies and just one bogey during Saturday’s play and he was pleased with the consistency he showed throughout his round.

He said: “It was a good day, I played pretty solid today. I drove it into the fairway most of the time so it’s nice to be in this position heading into Sunday.”

Bowditch’s performance has been made even more impressive due to the testing weather conditions the players have had to endure in Dallas, but the Aussie was quick to praise how well the course has held up over the opening three days.

He continued: “For the amount of rain we’ve had to be out there playing is unbelievable. The course is wet, but the greens are holding up great so you can make some putts.”

A group of five players, including world number ten Dustin Johnson, will go into Sunday’s final round just two shots behind Bowditch, and the leader knows that his advantage can be wiped out within a hole if he does not maintain his focus.

He revealed: “A two-shot lead is just one hole. I’ll keep playing the way I have been and hopefully I can roll in a few putts.”

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