Gay maintains leads at St. Jude Classic, Taylor 5 shots back

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Brian Gay is doing his best to run away with the St. Jude Classic. Now he is 18 holes away from finishing off a wire-to-wire victory that would earn him a place in the U.S. Open.

He shot a second consecutive 4-under 66 Saturday to keep the lead by a stroke over Bryce Molder after the third round at the TPC Southwind.

Gay, who won at Hilton Head in April can earn an Open berth with
a second win this year. He has just five bogeys this week, and his only one Saturday came on 18 after his second shot from a fairway bunker hit the water. That dropped him to 14-under 196.

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