Around the Nation (Aug. 16): Watney leads by one stroke after third round of Wyndham Championship

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GOLF
Watney takes one-stroke lead at Wyndham

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Nick Watney birdied the final hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the Wyndham Championship.

Watney made a 20-foot birdie putt from the right edge of the green on the par-4 18th. The five-time PGA Tour winner had a 14-under 196 total at Sedgefield.

Brad Fritsch was second after a 65.

Freddie Jacobson and second-round co-leader Heath Slocum were 12 under. Jacobson shot a 66, and Slocum had a 68.

Former Wyndham winners Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson joined second-round co-leader Scott Langley at 11 under in the final event of the PGA Tour’s regular season. Snedeker and Simpson shot 66, and Langley had a 69.

Former Kent State star Ben Curtis shot a 3-over 73 in Saturday’s third round and sits at 2-under 208 for the tournament.

FOOTBALL
Hill to take over at QB for Manziel at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Kenny Hill is taking over for Johnny Football.
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin says that Hill will start for the Aggies in their opener against South Carolina on Aug. 28. Hill beat out freshman Kyle Allen for the job left vacant when 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel left early for the NFL.

Manziel was taken by the Cleveland Browns in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

Hill saw limited action last season, throwing for 183 yards and a touchdown in four games. He was the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Southlake Carroll High School after throwing for 2,291 yards and 20 touchdowns, and running for 905 yards and 22 scores.

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