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Day, Piercy tied for lead at Bridgestone

  • Jason Day, from Australia, hits to the second green during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jason Day, from Australia, hits to the second green during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day, from Australia, watches his ball after hitting out of a sand trap on the second hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jason Day, from Australia, watches his ball after hitting out of a sand trap on the second hole during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jason Day, from Australia, watches his tee shot from the second tee during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Jason Day, from Australia, watches his tee shot from the second tee during the third round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament at Firestone Country Club, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Jason Day hit only three fairways and still managed a 1-under 69 to share the lead Saturday with Scott Piercy at the Bridgestone Invitational.

Day hoped to try to expand his one-shot lead at Firestone. Instead, he goes into the final round of this World Golf Championship in a tie with Piercy, who had a 67 and is coming off a runner-up finish in the U.S. Open.

Day and Piercy were at 5-under 205.

Seven players were separated by just three shots going into the final round. That includes U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson, who had a 66 and was only three shots behind.

Jordan Spieth also was in the mix until a triple bogey on the 16th hole sent him to a 71. He was five shots back.