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Tour Report: Surprise newcomer to leaderboard

Tim Petrovic is without a doubt playing the best golf of his season at the Open.

Petrovic, whose lone PGA TOUR win came at the 2005 Zurich Classic of New Orleans, was tied for the lead in the early going of the final round at CordeValle. His best finish this season is a T16 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in February — his only top 25 in 14 events. But Petrovic is coming off a T14 at the Tour’s WNB Golf Classic last month.

With a front-nine, 5-under 30 — which included an eagle 3 from 3 feet on the ninth hole — Petrovic jumped to the top of the leaderboard. Petrovic’s last top 10 on the PGA TOUR came at the 2010 Memorial presented by Nationwide Insurance.

Petrovic entered this week at No. 200 on the money list.

You can follow his round here.

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