Coles one clear at Sawgrass

Gavin Coles managed a one-under 69 on stroke lead after three rounds of the Jacksonville Open.

Coles, a four-time winner on the Nationwide Tour, finished 54 holes at seven- under-par 203.

Jonas Blixt carded a two-under 68 to move into second place at minus-six. Brian Stuard and Tim Wilkinson shared the second-round lead with Coles, but slipped into third and fourth place respectively after the third round.

Stuard posted a one-over 71 to end 54 holes at five-under-par 205, while Wilkinson stumbled to a 72 to slip to minus-four.

Bud Cauley matched the low round of the day with his three-under 67. That helped him jump into a five-way tie for fifth at three-under-par 207,