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Ricky Barnes In Position For First Win On The PGA Tour

They may not have the same cachet as a Green Jacket or the Claret Jug, but the Champion’s Boots handed out to the winner of the Texas Valero Open would be just fine with Ricky Barnes. The 35-year-old Californian holds the 54-hole lead in San Antonio thanks to a third-round 67, which moved him to 12-under for the tournament. Should he be able to hang on to his lead on Sunday, it would be Barnes first PGA Tour win in 221 starts.

36-hole leader Brendan Steele sits in solo second place at 10-under par. Luke Donald and Charley Hoffman are tied for third and are three shots back at 9-under par. Patrick Reed is in solo fifth place at 8-under.

Players will go off in threesomes on Sunday to avoid inclement weather predicted later in the afternoon. Barnes, Steele and Donald will be the last group off of No. 1 at 11:45 a.m. CT.

The full leaderboard can be found here.

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