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Power three-back ahead of MGM Resorts Championship finale

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Seamus Power finds himself just three strokes off the lead ahead of the final round of the Korn Ferry Tour’s MGM Resorts Championship at Paiute.

The West Waterford professional recovered from a two-over par outward half of 38 to fire four homeward half birdies in a two-under 70 that keeps him in touch of Peter Uilhein’s lead ahead of the final day.

Power, who admitted after Thursday’s round that he’s been in a battle with full fitness of late, will be eyeing a big final day performance ahead of his hopeful return to the PGA Tour next week at the Zürich Classic of New Orleans. He sits in a share of fourth place at 10-under, just three strokes back of the American ahead of a final roll of the dice in Vegas on Sunday.

Uihlein fired a four-under 68 to head Jamie Lovemark and Adam Svensson by one at Paiute Golf Resort’s Sun Mountain course.

“I made seven birdies, played well,” said Uihlein. “It was windy and gusty. It would gust and then die down, and then it would gust again. Definitely tricky. With it being Poa, the greens can get a little bouncy later in the afternoon, but I played well in the middle of the round and made some birdies. It was good.”

Uihlein, who, like Power, has been between PGA and Korn Ferry this year, is looking to earn his first win of the season after coming up one stroke shy to Roberto Diaz a month ago at the Louisiana Open.

“I’m just trying to build off what I’m doing and keep getting better each week,” said Uihlein. “I feel like I’ve done that since Pebble this year. I think I’ve been playing pretty solid each week and just trying to keep getting better…I’ve had to improve my swing a bit. It had gotten a little sloppy. So I just wanted to fine tune that a little bit. That’s produced a lot of consistency which is nice.”

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