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Owen surges into lead at Barracuda championship

Greg Owen starred on Saturday, scoring 14 points in the penultimate round to top the Barracuda Champion leaderboard in Reno, Nevada.

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Englishman Greg Owen

Greg Owen is the player to beat heading into the final round of the Barracuda Championship after taking a five-point lead.

The PGA Tour tournament is known for its use of the Modified Stableford scoring system, with points given for an albatross (eight), eagle (five) and birdie (two) and points subtracted for a bogey (minus one) and double bogey or more (minus three).

Owen starred on Saturday, scoring 14 points in the penultimate round to top the leaderboard in Reno, Nevada.

Richy Werenski was the overnight leader, boasting a two-point cushion, but nine birdies from Owen saw the Englishman improve to 37 points through 54 holes.

American Derek Fathauer and Australia's Stuart Appleby are tied for second following respective rounds of 11 and eight at the Montreux Golf and Country Club.

Ricky Barnes is fourth with 31 points, while Tom Hoge, Dicky Pride, Ben Martin and Werenski are a point further back.

Meanwhile, defending champion Greg Chalmers is 16 points adrift of Owen.

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