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Kirk has 1 stroke lead at Viking Classic

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Chris Kirk shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead going into the final round of the Viking Classic at Annandale Golf Club.

Kirk finished at 18 under Saturday and Sunghoon Kang, D.J. Trahan, George McNeill and Peter Lonard were tied for second.

The 26-year-old Kirk has been one of the Tour's most successful rookies this season, finishing to Phil Mickelson at the Shell Houston Open. He ranks 51st on the money list.

More than 4.5 inches of rain has fallen at Annandale this week, making the course susceptible to low scores for a third straight day. The 4-under cut line was tied for the lowest mark in tournament history, and the 22-under tournament record is within reach Sunday.

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