Jordan Spieth shoots 64, behind Sebastian Munoz by 1 at PGA Byron Nelson

Jordan Spieth shoots 64, behind Sebastian Munoz by 1 at PGA Byron Nelson

McKINNEY, Texas — Sebastian Munoz will be the “other” local in the final pairing of the Byron Nelson’s final round.

It’s cool of the Colombian, who now calls the Dallas area home and still shares the lead after all three rounds.

Munoz shot a 6-under 66 at TPC Craig Ranch on Saturday and was 21-under, one shot ahead of hometown favorite Jordan Spieth, who hit a 64.

Spieth, who has three majors as part of his 13 career wins, is still seeking his first win at the Nelson, where he made the finals in 2010 as a 16-year-old high schooler and never finished higher than ninth.

“So having the chance to win this event will be the best chance I might have ever had on Sunday,” said Spieth. “Good job done without putting too much pressure on me. I just wanted to get in the race and of course see what needs to be sharpened for next week.

“But there’s no better preparation for a major than winning the week before.”

The PGA Championship is taking place next week at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Joaquin Niemann will be the third player in Sunday’s final group. He’s alone in third place, another shot after a 65.

James Hahn shot a 61 to jump 34 spots and sits fourth with Justin Thomas (64).

Munoz, who played in college near North Texas, is 2½ years away from his lone PGA Tour win.

“Apart from my win in Bogota, Colombia, I was never the favorite at any other place,” said Munoz. “So it’s a familiar place. Jordan is the golden boy here, of course, so everyone’s favourite. I’m good friends with him so it’s going to be a lot of fun tomorrow.”

Munoz made a 39-foot birdie putt on the second par 4 and potted a long bunker shot on the short par 4 sixth.

Ryan Palmer, a West Texas native who lives in the Dallas area and is seeking his first singles win since 2010, hit a 70 and was 17-under with defending champion KH Lee (67) and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel (68).

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, who overcame a triple bogey for an outside shot early in round two to make a Sunday run, recorded birdies in bunches on a 65 — including four of the last five holes — that left him at 16-under.

“I didn’t really see the ball going in very often, which is frustrating because out here you have to be making putts to get low scores,” said Scheffler, another Dallas resident. “I kind of fought my way back into the tournament, but I’ll need a hot putter tomorrow if I’m going to make some noise.”

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