Craig Parry needed only a wind-blown, hard-fought round of par 70 to retain a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Colonial National Invitation golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas.
The stocky, 5-foot-6 Australian birdied the last hole to break a tie with 31-year-old rookie Woody Austin.
Battling winds which gusted to 35 mph, Parry completed three rounds in 201, nine under par. Austin put a birdie-birdie finish on a round of 66 - the best of the day - to take second alone at 202.
Pullman’s Kirk Triplett shot a 71 for 212.
George Archer rode a hot putter and capitalized on mistakes by Buddy Allin, Isao Aoki and Larry Gilbert to take a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of the $1.1 million Quicksilver Classic at Midway, Pa.
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