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Koepka gains control




I felt like I putted really well again, that was a big key and then just leaving myself with good looks

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea — US PGA Tour Player of the Year Brooks Koepka seized the third round lead at the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Saturday.

The world number three shot five-under 67 to move to 13-under for the $9.5 million US PGA tournament.

He is four shots clear of fellow American Scott Piercy and Englishman Ian Poulter.

It was another ideal scoring day at the Club at Nine Bridges on the resort island of Jeju, and on a day that yielded 33 rounds in the 60s, Koepka emerged with a comfortable lead following his bogey-free day.

Koepka began the day at eight-under, one shot behind the overnight leader, Piercy.

Koepka had a string of eight straight pars before finally picking up a birdie at the par-5 ninth to reach nine-under, but remained one back of Piercy at the turn.

Koepka grabbed the lead at 10-under with a birdie at the 10th, following Piercy’s bogey on the same green moments earlier.

Piercy dropped another shot at the 11th, and Koepka opened up a three-shot lead at 11-under with a birdie at the 14th.

Koepka drained a nervy five-footer to save par at the 15th and stay ahead by three and scrambled for another par after sending his tee shot well right of the fairway.

The American closed out his day with consecutive birdies at the 17th

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