Cink, Haas Share Shell Houston Lead, 4 Golfers Within One Stroke

Stewart Cink and Bill Haas share the lead with four golfers one stroke back going into the final round of the PGA Tour’s Shell Houston Open.

Cink hit a 4-under 68 yesterday and Haas carded a 5-under 67 for an 11-under 205 after 54 holes at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas.

Following the two U.S. leaders by one stroke are Steve Wheatcroft, Ben Crane, Jason Kokrak and D.A Points. Nine other players are two strokes off the lead.

“Tomorrow is a great learning opportunity for me to get out there and be nervous and perform and try to stay in the moment and let it happen,” Cink said yesterday. “I can’t wait.”

Cink is going after his seventh tour win.

“I definitely will not be ignoring the fact that I’ll feel a little bit nervous tomorrow,” Cink said. “But that’s just natural human behavior and I’m looking forward to it. To get back in the hunt is what you play golf for when you’re out on the PGA Tour.”

Haas made seven birdies over his final 13 holes.

“Tomorrow you’re going to have to play very well,” Haas said. “You can’t just hang on and hope everybody else will fall back.”

Tied at 9-under 207 are Henrik Stenson, Cameron Tringale, Louis Oosthuizen, Keegan Bradley, Angel Cabrera, Bud Cauley, Kevin Chappell, Billy Horschel and Lee Westwood.

Phil Mickelson hit a 67 to end the day at 6-under 210, along with five other golfers.

“I feel like I’ve got a low round in me tomorrow,” Mickelson said.

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