John Huh refused to let tough conditions — and one terrible hole — get him down. He was rewarded with a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship.
The PGA Tour’s rookie of the year in 2012 shot an even-par 70 Saturday in Greensboro, N.C., and joined Patrick Reed atop the field after a soggy third round. Huh and Reed, the second-round leader who shot a 71, were at 10-under 200.
Huh shook off a triple bogey on his second hole, making up for it with three birdies in a four-hole stretch on the back nine.
‘‘Since the rain picked up this morning, it wasn’t easy for us to play out there, but I told myself, ‘Be patient, stay dry, and keep grinding out there,’ ” Huh said.
Zach Johnson had the day’s best round — a 66 — and was one stroke back along with Bob Estes and John Deere winner Jordan Spieth. Estes shot 68, and Spieth had a 70.
Eight players were within two shots of the lead.
There weren’t many low numbers during a rainy day at a Sedgefield Country Club course with challenging pin placements. Play was halted for 2 hours, 59 minutes in the morning while the soaked course could dry out somewhat.
Tour officials moved up Sunday’s tee times in an attempt to beat the rain, just as they did for the third round when they sent players off in threesomes at the first and 10th tees.
Only 13 players shot better than par Saturday, after 78 players did it Thursday and 63 Friday.
Charles Howell III was disqualified before starting his round because tour officials said he used a non-conforming driver during the second round. The weight port cover on his driver came off while he was on the driving range and he played his round Friday with it — which was not allowed. Howell will receive no prize money and no playoff points.
Champions — Tour rookie Bart Bryant shot a 10-under 62 to take the second-round lead in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open in Endicott, N.Y. Bryant made six birdies in his first seven holes and was at 16-under 128, a 36-hole record for the event.
Bryant was four shots ahead of Corey Pavin, who had a 64. Duffy Waldorf was 11 under after a 65. First-round leader Kenny Perry was eight strokes back after a 71.
Web.com — Aron Price matched the lowest score in three rounds of the Sentinel Open, a 7-under 64, to take a one-shot lead into the final day in Knoxville, Tenn. Kevin Kisner (66) and Blayne Barber (68) were tied for second at 12-under 201.