KIm Si Woo of Korea plays his shot from the second tee during the third round of the 2019 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course on April 6, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
First-round leader Kim used a late-round hole-in-one Friday to build a four-shot lead at the halfway point of the PGA Tour's last stop before the Masters.
South Korean Kim - who became the youngest victor of the Players Championship in 2017 - carded a three-under-par 69 on Saturday.
The tournament dates back to 1922 at Brackenridge Park and has been held at TPC San Antonio since 2010.
He would do well to save par at the 17th and then missed an opportunity to go further ahead at the 18th but his second consecutive round of 66 has the two time PGA Tour victor four ahead of six players at 8 under par, that group including Jordan Spieth and pre- tournament favourite, Rickie Fowler, amongst others. "I don't want to change anything".
"Yeah, at 15 and 16, kind of a little unforced errors", Fowler said. He recovered from a three-putt bogey at the 15th with a pitch shot to inside three feet to set up birdie at No. 17. "But the real reason is getting ready for next week, and I'm happy with 68". "Obviously in a good spot going into the weekend". Lee got it to 9 under before a bogey at his final hole of the day.
Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., and Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., were also in the group tied for 17th at 3 under.More news: India planning to attack Pakistan again: FM
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The South Korean world number 61 tossed his club aside and thrust both arms into the air in celebration at his second career hole-in-one on the PGA Tour. None of those went past the 14th hole. "It was a 9-iron".
"I think if this were a 72-hole event, I have a chance to win based on the way I've played the last three days", Spieth said, according to the Associated Press.
Byeong Hun An (68), Matt Jones (68), Rory Sabbatini (68), Scott Stallings (69), Brian Stuard (70), Josh Teater (68) and Jim Knous (67) are 7 under. Brown had a 67, Lebioda and Moore 70s and Vegas a 71.
The longest of Kim's birdie putts was a 19-footer at No. 3.
"I've been in this position a few times before where I've been near the lead", Conners said. Earlier in the day, he chipped in from off his second green. I flushed it right up there. "Certainly a bonus on the hole out". He managed to record five birdies on the back nine and is T16.