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Thompson in the mix at Greenbrier

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Tucson-native Michael Thompson matched Angel Cabrera and Cameron Tringale for the best round of the day, a six-under par 64, to forge into a tie for fourth after the third round of the Greenbrier Classic.

Billy Hurley III shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to extend his lead to two strokes over Cabrera.   

Thompson, a 2003 graduate of Rincon-University High School, is looking for a career-high sixth Top 20 finish. He told Tucson News Now this week that he feels he’s playing better in 2014 but he has not won on tour since his initial victory at the 2013 Honda Classic and has not qualified so far for any of the season’s Major tournament.

Hurley never relinquished the lead he has held since midway through the second round at Old White TPC. The former U.S. Navy officer birdied the par-5 12th and par-4 13th before dropping a stroke on the par-3 15th.

He had a 12-under 198 total. No third-round leader has won the Greenbrier Classic, now in its fifth year. Playoffs have decided the tournament twice.
    
Cabrera shot 64. He's looking for his first non-major win on the PGA Tour.
    
Kevin Chappell was third at 9 under after a 69.


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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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