Tony Finau fired a tournament-best round of 62 (-8) on Saturday to jump into the lead at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.
He was finally tracked down by Rory McIlroy, the defending champion at the RBC Canadian Open. The pair will enter Sunday’s final round as co-leaders at -11.
Finau did much of his damage mid-round, carding three birdies and an eagle on holes 8-11.
He also birdied the 18th. “I was disappointed, I gave a few back at the end of the round yesterday,” said Finau after the round. By contrast, he was able to finish strong on Saturday.
For his part, McIlroy birdied the par-three, 16th hole, dubbed “the rink” for its hockey-themed display. He could have taken the lead but failed to convert a short birdie putt on the closing hole.
With the weather a concern again for Sunday, the players will go out in groups of three with split tees. Justin Thomas (-9) will be in the final group with Finau and McIlroy.
Nick Taylor leads all Canadians at -5, tied for 15th.
The tournament will conclude on Sunday, weather permitting.
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