Canon Claycomb is in contention for a title heading into the final round of the Boys’ Junior PGA Championship on Friday.

The Bowling Green native shot 2-under par Thursday in the third round and sits two shots behind tournament leader Jake Beber-Frankel. Claycomb was the co-leader after the first round and held sole possession of the top spot after the second round at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, Conn.

Claycomb shot 62 in the first round, 64 in the second and 68 on Thursday. The Alabama commit was 1-over after 14 holes and birdied three of his last four to move to 2-under for the day and 16-under for the tournament. Four strokes separate the top four contenders entering Friday’s final round.

Claycomb will tee off in the final flight Friday at 8 a.m. CDT.

Cooper Claycomb missed the cut after the second round.


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