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January 20, 2013

Stallings owns 5-shot lead into final round at PGA's Humana Challenge

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LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Former Golden Eagle Scott Stallings owns a five-shot lead heading into the final round Sunday of the Humana Challenge, hoping to capture his third PGA title. 

Stallings shot 9-under 63 Saturday at PGA West's Jack Nicklaus course to get to 22-under 194 for the tournament. He was the only player that was bogey-free after 36 holes and he kept that streak going with another flawless round.

Stallings made two eagles, hitting a 6-iron to 8 feet on the par-5 13th early in the round and holing a 20-foot downhill putt on the par-5 eighth. 

Stalling, who earned his way on the PGA Tour via Q-school in 2011, has won twice, once each year — the 2011 Greenbrier Classic and the 2012 True South Classic.

Stallings is scheduled to tee off Sunday at 10:50 a.m., on the Palmer Course,  where he shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday's first round. He followed with a 65 on the LaQuinta COuntry Club layout Friday, then managed a 63 Saturday at the Nicklaus Course. He is paired with Roberto Castro and Stewart Cink, two of the five players tied for second place at 17-under par.