The moving day round at TPC Southwind in Memphis has shaken things up atop the leaderboard of the St. Jude Classic. Kevin Stadler has taken an early lead, converting three birdies in his first six holes to move to 9-under. He is three shots clear of a pack at 6-under and taking advantage of the rest of the top names stalling out on their Saturday front nine.
Stadler drained back-to-back birdies on the par-5 third hole and the par-3 fourth hole, then added another birdie at the par-4 sixth. The son of Craig Stadler, he's been in contention at a number of lesser Tour events but has yet to win on the American circuit.
Rory McIlroy started the day one shot ahead of Stadler and two others, but the Northern Irishman has dropped a shot and fallen back to the grouping tied for second at 6-under. McIlroy could not save par at No. 2 and No. 5, but sandwiched a birdie in between those two bogeys on the par-5 third hole (which he eagled on Friday en route to a 65).
Tied with McIlroy in second are Jeff Maggert and J.B. Holmes, who both have to be ecstatic to be in contention on Saturday. Maggert spends most of his time on the Champions Tour but still has a ton of game and, like Fred Couples, can hang with the bombers on the PGA Tour. Holmes, who has had plenty of success on Tour, continues his march back from brain surgery last fall.
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