Thomas fires 70 to share lead after 3rd round of CJ Cup

Justin Thomas of the United States lines up his putt on the second green during the third round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Ko Bum Joon/Newsis via AP)
Justin Thomas of the United States lines up his putt on the second green during the third round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. (Ko Bum Joon/Newsis via AP)

JEJU, Korea, Republic Of - Justin Thomas fired a 2-under-par 70 to share the lead with fellow American Scott Brown after the third round of the CJ Cup on Saturday.

Thomas offset a lone double bogey and a bogey with five birdies to reach the clubhouse at 9-under 207.

Brown had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 but recovered with two birdies on the back nine, adding to the one he had on the par-4 No. 5 for a 71.

Anirban Lahiri of India moved into a share of third place with Australian Marc Leishman (71) after a 69 that included four birdies and a bogey.

Whee Kim (70) was the highest placed of the 16 South Korean players in the field, tied for fifth after a 72.

Overnight leader Luke List struggled with the windy conditions and fell into a tie for eighth place after a 76. List had three bogeys on the front nine and a pair of double bogeys on the back nine.

Jason Day also struggled with the wind, carding a 71 to be tied for 16th.

Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C., is the top Canadian. He's 4 under after a 72. Adam Hadwin, also of Abbotsford, shot a 4-over 76 and is 7 over.

The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. 2017

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