Seamus Powers his way into the mix at John Deere Classic

Bernie McGuire

A third round 65 fired Seamus Power up 12 spots and just outside the top 10 at the John Deere Classic going into the final round at soggy TPC Deere Run.

Power who has recorded only 3 top 10s in his PGA Tour career to date with two of them this season will have his eye on a career best finish tonight as he tries to cement his place inside the magic top 125 on the FedEx Cup list where he is currently on the bubble in 125th.

The West Waterford man carded seven birdies and just one bogey on moving day and although he is 10 shots off runaway leader Michael Kim, Power is just five shots off second place and ready to pounce at TPC Deere Run.

At the top of affairs, Michael Kim extended his lead Saturday at the rain-delayed event. He birdied five of his last six holes for a third-round 64 and leads by five over Bronson Burgoon (66).
Matt Jones (66) is six back, while Harold Varner III also shot 66 to go into Sunday seven back.

Heavy rain delayed tee times two and a half hours, sending the leaders out at 2 p.m., but Kim settled in with birdies at the second and sixth holes to maintain momentum. He later pulled off a nifty par save at the par-3 12th hole, pointing the toe of his putter down to pop his ball out of the rough left of the green and watching it roll to within a foot of the hole.

He had birdied the 13th hole before another rain delay gave way to his late fireworks as he began to run away from the field.

Players were afforded lift-clean-and-place rules on the rain-saturated course.

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