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PGA Championship: Guthrie fires red number third round

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Luke Guthrie shot a 69 (-1) on Saturday moving up the leaderboard from 50th to a tie for 28th at 1-over par heading into Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship. Luke Guthrie shot a 69 (-1) on Saturday moving up the leaderboard from 50th to a tie for 28th at 1-over par heading into Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship.

ROCHESTER, NY. (WGEM) -- Quincy's Luke Guthrie got over a big hurdle on Friday, making the cut at a major for the first time in his professional career.

He came into Saturday's third round of the PGA Championship on the heels of back-to-back 71's and in position to move up the leaderboard.

That is exactly what Guthrie was able to do on Saturday afternoon.

He fired a 69, 1-under par in a round that included four birdies, three of which game in his final eight holes.

Guthrie is currently tied for 28th heading into Sunday's final round, and says playing the weekend of a major championship for the first time is a process of growth.

"You've just got to play strong and hang in there in a major," he expressed.

"It seems like I'm learning a little more, and was just kind of waiting for a good nine holes to really get you going, and get you fired up."

"I got a couple (birdies) in a row, coupled with eleven, and was three under over four holes, and that was nice to make a move there. Hopefully I can get a lower nine hole score at some point tomorrow."

Guthrie will tee off at 11:35 AM on Sunday, paired with Jason Day.

Jim Furyk is the leader in the clubhouse at 9-under par, following a 2-under 68 third round performance.

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