Brendan Steele signed for a brilliant 9-under 61 on Saturday at the Sony Open from Waialae Country Club to take a two-shot lead into the final round.
The 37-year-old, who lost to Cameron Smith in a playoff at last year's event in Honolulu, made nine birdies Saturday - including three on his last four holes - to pull away from the pack. He'll be looking to convert his two-stroke edge into his fourth PGA Tour title.
Kevin Na and Joaquin Niemann will join Steele in the final group Sunday. Na matched Steele's 61 with a scorching round of his own, and Niemann eagled No. 18 to get within two shots after being the tournament's first-round leader.
Here's how the top of the leaderboard stands with 18 holes remaining:
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Sunday's Sony Open action was moved up due to expected inclement weather in the afternoon. Round 4 now begins at approximately 1:30 p.m. ET with the leaders teeing off around 3:30 p.m. The broadcast now starts at 4:00 p.m. on Golf Channel.