Jonas Blixt, Brendon de Jonge and Ryan Moore tied for lead at Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

Last Updated: 07/10/12 12:09pm

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Jonas Blixt: joined Brendon de Jonge and Ryan Moore at the top of the leaderboard

Jonas Blixt: joined Brendon de Jonge and Ryan Moore at the top of the leaderboard

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Jonas Blixt's late birdie blitz earned a share of the lead in the third round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Blixt birdied six of the last seven holes for a five-under 65 to leave him alongside Ryan Moore and Brendon de Jonge.

Third round leaderboard

(US unless stated)
-19 H Blixt (Swe)
-19 B de Jonge (Zim)
-19 R Moore
-14 T Herron
-14 J Walker

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Moore had a bogey-free 65, while de Jonge birdied four of the last five for a 66 to join them on 19-under.

American duo Jimmy Walker and Tim Herron are five strokes off the pace as the final trio surged away from the chasing pack.

Blixt had begun the back nine with a bogey, but the Swede's birdie at the par four 12th started the red-hot run, culminating in a 28-foot birdie putt at the 18th.

Zimbabwe's De Jonge, like Blixt seeking his first US PGA title, produced a similar streak until he narrowly missed a 12-foot birdie effort at 18.

Moore moved alongside with birdies at 15 and 16, but fellow American John Daly had a day to forget as he carded a 15-over 86, featuring a quadruple bogey, to slip from an overnight sixth to last.

"I was just hoping to stop the bleeding," Daly said. "I can't remember when I had such a stretch of bad holes."

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