Cole Hammer leads after 3rd round of The Azalea Invitational

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Cole Hammer shot an even-par 71 in windy conditions on Saturday to take sole possession of first place going into the final round of The Azalea Invitational at the Country Club of Charleston.

Hammer, a University of Texas signee, was up by 4 shots going into 18 in the 3rd round by double bogeyed the par 4 final hole to put him back at -10 through 3 rounds.

Hugo Bernard, who was in first place after Thursday and tied with Hammer after Friday in the lead, shot a +2 73 on Saturday to finish at -8, 2 shots off of the lead.

Joseph Pagdin tied for the low round of the day at 67 to finish at -6 and put himself in the final group for the last round on Sunday.

The leaders are scheduled to tee off at 10:10 on Sunday morning.