Justin Thomas fired a two-under-par 70 in windy conditions to share the lead with fellow American Scott Brown after the third round of the CJ Cup on Saturday in Jeju, South Korea.
Thomas offset a lone double bogey and a bogey with five birdies to reach the clubhouse at nine-under 207.
“I know for a fact I played better today than I did on Thursday when I shot a nine under,” Thomas said. “It's just so hard out there. I've never played in a place where the wind swirls as much as it does here.”
Brown had back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11 but recovered with two birdies on the back nine for a 71.
“It was playing tough today,” Brown said. “Just kind of grounded it...