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August 3 2013

7:17 PM

Steele 7 under in last six holes in Reno

Brendan Steele had five birdies and an eagle in his final six holes on Saturday at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
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By PGATOUR.COM staff

Tough to conjure up a more impressive finish for Brendan Steele.

The 30-year-old PGA TOUR pro went birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle to pick up 15 points in his final six holes en route to posting a 17-point third round on Saturday at the Reno-Tahoe Open in Reno, Nev. Steele is currently the clubhouse leader with 30 points in the modified stableford scoring format.

Steele chipped in for eagle at the 18th to cap his third round.

"Didn't have any points going into No. 10, and I was feeling like I was getting run over," Steele said. "All of a sudden things changed and the ball started going in the hole."

At 106th in FedExCup points, Steele could use a strong finish to sew up a spot in the FedExCup Playoffs. Steele collected five points in the first round and eight in the second. It's the second straight day he's eagled the par-5 18th hole.

Steele owns a trio of top-25 finishes in 21 events in 2013. His only PGA TOUR win came at the 2011 Valero Texas Open.

"It was definitely the best finish that I could ever even imagine. So pretty special," Steele said.

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