Kevin Chappell found his swing late and moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour win when he birdied three of his final five holes and finished with a one-under-par 71 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.
He is eight under through 54 holes. He was runnerup six years ago in the event and is ahead of first-round leader Branden Grace, who rallied with two-under 70, and John Huh. After an eagle-birdie finish, Huh shot 71.
“It was about finding a rhythm,” Chappell said. “I knew when I found it, I could extend it. You can get it going on the finishing stretch.”
Ryan Palmer, a West Texas native who cut...