Scott Stallings, the 2011 Greenbrier champion, had a tough day, shooting an even-par 70 and falling to a tie for 49th. He sits at 3 under for the tournament after finishing at 10 under last year and winning a three-way playoff.
His round derailed on the 14th Saturday when he hit two bunkers, flew the green slightly getting out of the second bunker, chipping 41/2 feet and missing the bogey putt.
But he came close to scoring the Classic's first-ever hole-in-one, with the ball stopping 11 inches from the hole.
Big payday awaits
Add Billy Horschel to the list of young players whose careers could receive a nice boost today. Last year, he sneaked up to 140th on the money list to gain conditional status, but getting into tournaments is not easy.
In fact, he got into the Classic as an alternate. He has made seven of nine cuts on the big tour, earning just $115,728. He has played six times on the Web.com Tour.
Saturday, he shot a 67 to go to 7 under.
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Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey didn't exactly gain ground with his two-times-four score on the par-3 15th.
On the 195-yard par-3, he found the bunker in the background, 39 feet from the hole. He took two shots to escape, finally chipped to 24 feet, took a penalty stroke along the way, and two-putted.
That resulted in a "snowman" 8, a quintuple-bogey.
With Ferrell's failure to make the cut as the lone West Virginian in the field, a trio of players from Kentucky more or less inherited the role of local favorites.
Heading into today's final round, J.B. Holmes of Campbellsville stands at 199 (three shots off the lead), Justin Thomas of Goshen - the lone amateur left in the tournament - at 204 and Kenny Perry of Franklin at 207.