Barracuda Championship: Andrew Putnam takes lead in Nevada as Chad Campbell charges hard

Andrew Putnam
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Andrew Putnam has been a model of consistency this week and once again showed off his ability to work his way around the course by picking up 15 points to take a lead with 38 through Day 3 at the Barracuda Championship.

Putnam has now picked up 32 points in total on back-to-back days as he earned the solo lead Saturday, three points clear of Sam Saunders in second place.

Saunders is the lone player in the tournament to have tallied double-digit points in all three days in the tournament in the Modified Stableford scoring system, but no one has had a day quite like Chad Campbell.

For the man who was in the playoff for the Masters Championship in 2009 with a propensity for posting low scores, Campbell showed off Saturday earning 22 points and moving into third place on his own in the tournament.

The 22 points was seven points better than any player on the course Saturday and five points clear of the best score for a round in the tournament. On a normal score card, Campbell shot a 10-under 62 which featured eight birdies and an eagle.

Shane Lowry is in solo fourth with 30 points.