Paul Casey leads Dustin Johnson by one shot

Paul Casey had a share of the lead entering Saturday’s round at the Valspar Championship, and the tournament’s defending champion has a one-stroke claim to the lead entering Sunday’s final round.

Casey (-9) shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday, bogeying his final hole to maintain the slimmest advantage over current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson (-8). Johnson, looking for his second win of the season, shot a 4-under 67 that featured a bogey-free back nine and a birdie on No. 18, the infamous Snake Pit’s final hole.

Jason Kokrak currently sits in third at -7, followed by Luke Donald and Scott Stallings T-4 at -6.

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The stars of the day were Louis Oosthuizen (-5) and Kokrak, who both tied the day’s low number at 5-under 66. Kokrak made the shot of the day with his hole-in-one ace at the par-3 15th that, at the time, tied him with Casey for the lead at 7-under.

It was the PGA Tour’s 21st hole-in-one of the season and third in as many tournaments.


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