Cameron Champ fired a third-day 8-under 64 and will head into Sunday’s finale at the Country Club of Jackson with a four-shot lead.
Champ finished his third day in Jackson, Mississippi with just one bogey offset by nine birdies, including four gains in a five-hole stretch (Nos. 11-15) to secure the top spot at 17-under par.
“Obviously today went great. Just felt like I executed all the shots that I wanted to. Got a few kind of swing tips from my coach last night,” said Champ.
“The range session this morning went smoothly. Just thought I would just keep up with my game plan.
“Like I said, took advantage of the par-5s; made the putts when I needed to.”
Corey Conners matched Champ with a nine-birdie 64 en route to a three-day score of 13 under, good for solo second, one clear of D.J. Trahan (67) and Shawn Stefani (68) who were T3 at 12-under par.
Sam Burns and Martin Laird posted matching 66s and were T5 at 11-under par.
2018 Sanderson Farms Championship
Third Round: The Top 5
1. Cameron Champ -17 (-8)
2. Corey Conners -13 (-8)
3. D.J. Trahan -12 (-5)
3. Shawn Stefani -12 (-4)
5. Sam Burns -11 (-6)
5. Martin Laird -11 (-6)
By the Numbers
Low Round: Cameron Champ, Corey Conners (64)
High Round: Tim Wilkinson (78)
Top Mover: Stephan Jaeger, Roberto Castro (67, Up 31 spots)
Big Tumble: Sebastian Munoz (77, Down 51 spots)
Bogey-Free Rounds: Martin Laird (66), Anders Albertson (67), Lucas Glover (67), D.J. Trahan (67), Talor Gooch (68)