Ryan Moore moves clear with late birdie

Moore will take a one-shot lead over Jordan Spieth into Sunday’s final round

Ryan Moore plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Ryan Moore plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

 

A birdie at the last earned Ryan Moore a third-round 67 and a one-shot lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida.

The American carded four birdies in a flawless round to hold a narrow advantage over Jordan Spieth.

He went through the first 12 holes in level par before picking up shots at the 13th, 14th, 16th and 18th to move on to nine under par for the tournament

Spieth went round in a three-under 68, with four birdies and a bogey, with a third American, Derek Ernst, on seven under following a 69.

Sean O’Hair was three shots off the pace in fourth place after shooting 69 ahead of a group of three on five under, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar and Henrik Stenson.

Scotland’s Russell Knox is in a tie for 10th on three under after a 70 while Ian Poulter crashed completely out of contention, carding a four-over 75 to slip back to level par.

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