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Bradley maintains advantage at Texas

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Keegan Bradley still remains on top of the leaderboard © Getty Images
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Keegan Bradley will head into the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship with a one-shot lead after he hit a two-under 68 on Saturday in Texas.

The 26-year-old American set a new course record at TPC Four Seasons on Thursday with a fine round of 60, and still remains on top of the leaderboard. However, he is under pressure from the likes of Sang-Moon Bae and Tom Gillis, who are one and two shots adrift respectively.

Keegan began the third round with two solid pars and landed his first birdie of the day on the third hole.

However, he started to struggle with his swing and after a poor shot from the bunker on the fifth hole dropped a shot, with another bogey following on the sixth.

Bradley came close to an eagle on the par-five seventh after a perfect tee shot, and on the ninth he putted from 14 feet to make birdie.

The 2011 champion then topped his effort on the ninth hole as he superbly stroked in a 34-foot birdie. But, on the final hole of the round, Keegan was fortunate not to find the water when his poor tee-off landed on the edge in-between some rocks, and he escaped with just a bogey to card a 68 and continue to lead.

Prior to his problems on the 18th, Bradley was set to have a two-shot lead, but the bogey has allowed Bae - who scored a four-under 66 - and American Gillis with a three-under 67 to close the gap.

Scott Piercy is also in contention for the victory at three shots back, and there are four players on eight-under for the event, with Gary Woodland, Harris English, John Suh and Charl Schwartzel five shots behind Bradley.

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