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July 31 2011

8:53 PM

Estes shoots 65, grabs lead

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Bob Estes is trying to pull a Sean O'Hair Sunday at The Greenbrier Classic.

Estes has just finished off a bogey-free round of 64 that moved him into a tie for first at 10 under with Bill Haas. Minutes later, though, Haas made bogey at the 15th hole and Estes now has the lead alone.

Should Estes win, he would move from 254th in the FedExCup to 82nd. A win would also end a nine-year victory drought for the 45-year-old Texan, who has played sparingly this year after finishing outside the top 125 on the money list for just the second time in his career.

When O'Hair won the RBC Canadian Open last week, he moved from 147th in the FedExCup to 43rd.

Prior to this week, Estes had only played in six PGA TOUR events. He’d only cashed one check – in his first start at the Valero Texas Open back in April.

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