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Thatcher keeps lead despite rough finish

Orlando, Fla. -- Roland Thatcher survived a rough finish to his round Saturday, emerging with the third-round lead of the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Florida.

Thatcher gave away three shots on the final two holes but still ended with a 2-under-par 70, four shots clear at 18-under 198 through 54 holes.

Thatcher's approach shot to the 17th green landed in the water, and his recovery attempt sailed well past the putting surface. He ended with a double-bogey and then bogeyed the 18th thanks to a second shot that found a bunker bordering the green.

Thatcher is seeking his first PGA Tour victory, which could earn him a two-year exemption from qualifying.

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