Rory McIlroy climbed one spot closer to the top of the tournament leaderboard on Saturday at the 2013 Valero Texas Open, but lost another stroke to Billy Horschel, who maintained a two-stroke lead over the rest of the field with another strong round.
In each of the first two rounds, Horschel finished four strokes under par and while he wasn't able to reach that same mark on Saturday, finishing two strokes under par, it was enough to hold off the rest of the field. Among the golfers on his tail is McIlroy, the second-rated player on the Official World Golf Rankings, who surged in to the top five with a score of 67 on Friday.
McIlroy appeared to carry that momentum into Saturday with birdies on two of the first three holes, but his play leveled out and he finished one stroke over par in the remaining 15 holes. With one day remaining, McIlroy will need to make up four strokes on Horschel if he hopes to come away with the tournament victory.
Among the other players in contention with one round remaining are Jim Furyk and Charley Hoffman, tied for second, two strokes behind Horschel. Ryan Palmer and Bob Estes are in a three-way tie with McIlroy for the fourth spot on the leaderboard.
The full leaderboard and tee times for Sunday's final round are available on PGATour.com.
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