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Wagner Two Up in Greenbrier Classic


First-round pacesetter Johnson Wagner reassumed the lead in the Greenbrier Classic after firing a 6-under 64 in the $6.3 million PGA Tour event, which is taking place on the Old TPC White course at the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

After opening with a 62 and shooting a 70 Friday, the 33-year-old Texas native had seven birdies and a bogey Saturday to stand at 14-under 196 heading into the final round. Wagner is two shots in front of Jimmy Walker - who also carded a 64, and four ahead of Sweden's Jonas Blixt (67).

Wagner will be seeking his fourth win on the PGA Tour on Sunday; his most-recent title came in the 2012 Sony Open. Wagner indicated after his third round that he feels he has the right strategy to continue to do well.

"This is the kind of golf course that if you play tentative at all you're going to miss fairways, and when you miss fairways out here you get some awkward angles on some of these tough Tour pins, especially on Sunday," Wagner told PGATour.com.

"So I think my main key for (Sunday) is going to be aggressive off the tee and hit as many fairways as I can, which will set up a lot of birdie opportunities."

Tied for fourth at 201 are Texas teenager Jordan Spieth (67) and Australians Matt Jones (66) and Steven Bowditch (69).

Sharing seventh at 202 are Americans Pat Perez (66), Bill Haas (67), Tag Ridings (68) and Tommy Gainey (69) along with South African Rory Sabbatini (67) and South Korea's D.H. Lee (68).

Haas will be going for his second straight win following his victory last week in the AT&T National. He's looking forward to the final round. "I'm going to need the leaders to not go crazy low, but a good round tomorrow will put me in a great position," he told PGA Tour.com.

"This course is gettable," Haas added. "If you drive it halfway decent you should shoot under-par here and that's what I've been able to do. I'm finding most of the fairways and just kind of giving myself some opportunities and hopefully tomorrow all the ones that you're supposed to make I'll make when it comes to putting."

Seven behind Wagner at 203 are Gary Woodland (64), Morgan Hoffman (67) and Bill Lunde (71). Defending champion Ted Potter Jr. had a 69 and is among 11 players at 204.

A couple of Champions Tour regulars, Kenny Perry and Tom Watson, carded rounds of 73 and 72 to reach 2-under 208 and 1-under 209, respectively.

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