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Ryan Moore birdies 4 of last 6 holes to take 1-shot lead in Valspar Championship

  • Ryan Moore raises his putter as he makes a birdie putt on the 16th hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Ryan Moore raises his putter as he makes a birdie putt on the 16th hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ryan Moore hits his chip shot to the first green during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Ryan Moore hits his chip shot to the first green during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth blasts from a sand trap on the third hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Jordan Spieth blasts from a sand trap on the third hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship golf tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)  (The Associated Press)

Ryan Moore made a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole Saturday for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the Valspar Championship.

Moore birdied four of the final six holes on Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead course to reach 9 under.

Jordan Spieth has second after 68. Derek Ernst was two strokes back at 7 under after a 69.

Moore had 12 straight pars before making a move with birdies on Nos. 13, 14, 16 and 18.

Second-round leader Brendon de Jonge had a 4-over 75 to drop into a tie for 14th at 2 under.