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The Tour Report

July 14 2012

4:15 PM

Hurley moves into contention with 64

SwingVision: Billy Hurley III

CBS Sports golf commentator Ian Baker-Finch offers a closer look at Billy Hurley III's golf swing.

For the second time in three weeks, Billy Hurley III will be in the hunt on Sunday at a PGA TOUR event. The former Navy lieutenant and PGA TOUR rookie posted a 7-under 64 Saturday to reach 14 under, which currently has him tied for third at the John Deere Classic. Hurley tied for fourth at the AT&T National two weeks ago after a third-round 66 left him two back after 54 holes. Prior to that, his best finish in 17 starts this season was a tie for 32nd at the Valero Texas Open. Saturday's 64 is Hurley's lowest round in a PGA TOUR event. "I think you can certainly compare my 5‑under on Saturday at Congressional with this (round)," Hurley said. "I mean, on a much harder golf course. So (this was my) lowest score, but maybe not the best round." Hurley needed just 23 putts Saturday as he moved to No. 3 in the field in strokes gained - putting. "I putted beautifully today," he said. "Even the putts that didn't go in I felt like I hit great putts. So hopefully we can just keep hitting it solid and get some good chances for tomorrow." If he putts that well Sunday, Hurley will be tough to beat.