Author of a 3rd card on Saturday in 69 (-3), Justin Lower took sole control of the Fortinet Championship. In Napa, the American went to -1 on the way out, before returning to -2, in order to move up from 4th place. At -13 overall, the 337th player in the world has the most birdies this week among the entire field, with 19 units converted.
In the race for his first title on the PGA Tour, Lower is one point ahead of defending champion Max Homa (72). A Californian, 22nd in the world, who already has four titles on the American circuit, including three won in his native state. At -12, Homa shares 2nd place with Englishman Danny Willet (72), without a title in the USA since his success at the 2016 Masters.
Also note the presence in the top 15 of Rickie Fowler. The former player in the top 5 in the world, in difficulty for more than three years, is in 13th place (69, -8), two shots from the top 5. Further on the leaderboard, the Belgian Thomas Detry is 25th. (71, -6).