Tom Byrum, seeking his first victory in four years on the PGA Tour, shot a six-under-par 65 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over Tommy Armour III in the third round of the Kemper Open at Potomac, Md.
Byrum, who had missed the cut in nine of his 16 previous tournaments this year, took the lead with a birdie on No. 12. He parred the next five holes before sinking a 37-foot birdie putt on No. 18 for a total of 200. He had seven birdies and a bogey.
Armour, also winless in his three years on the tour, matched the course record with a 64 for a 202 total after three trips over the 6,917-yard TPC at Avenel course. Armour gained momentum with three straight birdies, beginning on No. 5, and ended up with nine birdies.
Jeff Hart, Don Pooley and Mark McCumber were next at 204. Hart shot a 65, McCumber a 66; Pooley, who started the day in second place, had four bogeys and four birdies in a round of 71.