As Puyallup’s Ryan Moore noted after his round Saturday, it isn’t luck or magic that has him on the first page of the Wells Fargo Championship leaderboard in Charlotte, N.C.
“It has been good, solid ball-striking,” Moore said.
The Cascade Christian and UNLV graduate fired a 4-under-par 68 in the third round at Quail Hollow Club. Headed into the final day, he sits at 13-under 203 – and in position to nab his second PGA Tour title.
His last one also came in the state of North Carolina – at the 2009 Wyndham Championship up the road in Greensboro.
Moore finished off his first bogey-free round since the 2011 Arnold Palmer Invitational with a two-putt par from 35 feet. A hole earlier, he hit an 8-iron tee shot pin-high, and just right of a daunting hole location on the par 3, which is flanked by a pond.
He rolled in the 41/2-foot birdie putt to get to 13-under for the tournament.