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Cam Davis in contention on PGA Tour

Australia’s Cam Davis has given himself a shot at a second PGA Tour title but he’ll have to get past dominant world No.1 Scottie Scheffler to claim it.

Davis shot a one-under 69 on Saturday, finishing the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge tied fifth and four shots behind Masters champion Scheffler (68) at Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth, Texas.

Overnight co-leader Scheffler reached 11-under 199 and leads by two shots from fellow Americans Brendon Todd (65) and Scott Stallings (70) with Harold Varner III (68) a stroke further back.

A winner at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in April last year, 27-year-old Davis is tied with John Huh (68), Chris Kirk (70) and Patrick Reed (71).

Scheffler is seeking to become just the third player in PGA Tour history to record his first five wins in the same season.

He had a quiet round going out before carding three birdies and a bogey on the back nine. He nailed a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th to cap his round

“I was glad it was going toward the cup,” Scheffler said of the putt. “I hit it a little bit too firm. I struggled a little bit with the speed of the greens today. It’s tough when the wind gets blowing that hard.

“It was really tough out there,” Scheffler added. “The winds were up really high. The greens were actually pretty firm, and so it was challenging. The birdies were not coming easy to anybody out there late in the day.”

Matt Jones was the next-best Australian, tied 24th at three under after a 71 while Lucas Herbert (70) was at one over.

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