Derek Fathauer lines up a putt on the third green during his second round of the day in the U.S. Amateur golf tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Gerry Broome
September 20, 2014

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Derek Fathauer shot a 3-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Zac Blair in the season-ending Tour Championship.

Fathauer has already earned a PGA Tour card with a top-25 finish on the Tour's regular-season money list. The 28-year-old former Louisville player had a 12-under 198 total on TPC Sawgrass' Dye's Valley Course.

Blair, needing to earn about $40,000 for a PGA Tour card, shot a 71.

Jason Gore was third at 10 under after a 66. Canada's Adam Hadwin, in position to top the Tour and four-event Tour Finals money lists, was 8 under along with Jim Herman and Tyrone Van Aswegen. Herman had a 65, and Hadwin and Van Aswegen shot 67.

The Tour Finals is limited to the top 75 players from the Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the money list have earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for PGA Tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for another 25 cards based on their earnings in the series.

Hadwin leads the four-event money list and is second on the combined list, $15,736 behind Carlos Ortiz. Ortiz missed the cut. Hadwin won the second Finals event in Davidson, North Carolina.

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