Sunday, May 27, 2018

Wagner leads PGA Tour stop

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Amid a disappointing season, Johnson Wagner has found a comfort zone near his college stomping grounds.

Wagner shot 6-under 64 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic.

He was at 14-under 206 on the Old White TPC course. Jimmy Walker also shot 64 and was second at 12 under.

Wagner has yet to post a top-10 finish this year and had missed seven consecutive cuts coming into the weekend.

"I felt really comfortable all day," he said. "I've got a really clear picture of what I'm trying to do on every swing.

"Sometimes when you're playing bad, you forget who you are and you get down on yourself. The last couple of weeks, I've just trying to be positive and remember that I've won three times out here (on the PGA Tour)."

Wagner played at Virginia Tech, less than two hours from the Greenbrier resort. Several members of his wife's family have joined them for the weekend, and hoots from Hokies fans could be heard around the course.

Like Wagner, Walker also gets a cozy feeling at the Greenbrier. He finished one stroke out of a playoff in the tournament in 2011 and tied for fourth in 2010.

"The golf course really seems to fit my eye," Walker said.

Second-round leader Matt Every bogeyed the first two holes and shot 74 to fall into a tie for 27th at 5 under.

Ten players were trimmed from the field after the round because 81 players had made the 1-under cut after Friday's play. Among those remaining was 63-year-old Tom Watson (72) at 1 under.