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Ben Martin goes on birdie binge to take PGA event lead in Las Vegas
Ben Martin goes on birdie binge to take PGA event lead in Las Vegas

Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with a nine-under-par 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Winless in 55 career starts on the PGA Tour, the 27-year-old former Clemson player matched his best score on the tour — set last year in the Zurich Classic — to get to 17-under 196 at TPC Summerlin. He has the 54-hole lead for the first time on the PGA Tour. “Just go out tomorrow with the same mindset, head down, and try to keep making birdies,” Martin said. Martin had four birdies and bogey on the front nine, birdied No. 10 and took the lead with his birdie run on Nos. 13-17. “I...

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