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JB Holmes, Harris English lead a crowded leaderboard at Torrey Pines

  • The Associated Press

     (The Associated Press)

  • Harris English pitches from the greenside rough on the sixth hole of the south course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Harris English pitches from the greenside rough on the sixth hole of the south course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Harris English admires his tee shot to the par three third hole of the south course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Harris English admires his tee shot to the par three third hole of the south course at Torrey Pines during the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

J.B. Holmes birdied all but one of the par 5s at Torrey Pines for a 4-under 68 and joined Harris English at the top of a crowded leaderboard Saturday in the Farmers Insurance Open.

English led by as many as three shots early until he ended his streak of 39 holes at par or better with a double bogey on No. 4. He dropped another shot on the 16th with a poor chip and shot 73.

They were at 9-under 207 with a host of contenders behind them.

Jimmy Walker, playing for the first time since his nine-shot win in the Sony Open, had a 70 and was among five players who were one shot behind. Humana Challenge winner Bill Haas, Jason Day and three others were two shots behind.