MILWAUKEE - Second-round leader Nick Flanagan birdied the
final hole Saturday to join fellow Australian Gavin Coles in first
place after three rounds at the US Bank Championship.
Flanagan, who shared the second-round lead with Richard S.
Johnson of Sweden, shot a 1-under 69 and Coles a 68 to get to 11
under at Brown Deer Park Golf Course.
Johnson also birdied the 18th hole to shoot even-par 70, tied
with Jon Mills (64), George McNeill (66) and Ken Duke (68) a stroke
back of the leaders.
Five players were another shot back, including defending
champion Joe Ogilvie.
Flanagan had bogeyed the par-4 17th to fall out of a tie with
Coles, but his tap-in birdie on the final hole made him a
co-leader. Flanagan and Johnson both barely missed eagle putts on
the 557-yard, par-5 finishing hole.