(Reuters) - Italian Francesco Molinari and Texas-born Mexican Abraham Ancer vaulted to the third-round lead at the Quicken Loans National on Saturday.
Molinari, seeking his first PGA Tour victory to add to his five on the European Tour, birdied the final two holes for a five-under-par 65 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm.
But Ancer went even better, matching the course record with an eight-birdie 62.
Molinari and Ancer, at 13-under 197, will start Sunday’s final round two shots clear of Americans Zac Blair and Ryan Armour.
Former world number one Tiger Woods notched four successive birdies on the front nine en route to a 68 that left him six shots behind.
Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond