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Live update: Jerry Kelly, Alex Čejka share lead through three rounds of Senior Players

Tim Petrovic sends his ball down the fairway on the 13th hole during second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament at Firestone Country Club on Friday.
Tim Petrovic sends his ball down the fairway on the 13th hole during second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament at Firestone Country Club on Friday.

Steven Alker, Tim Petrovic, Alex Cejka and Joe Durant are tied atop the leaderboard at 6-under-par through two rounds in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club.

Defending Bridgestone Senior Players champion Steve Stricker is tied for fifth with Woody Austin, David Toms and Ernie Els at 5-under through two rounds.

With a four-way tie for first and the defending champion (Stricker) one shot off the pace, the third round promises to provide plenty of drama at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.

Check here for live updates throughout Saturday's third round:

Jerry Kelly, Alex Čejka share lead through three rounds at Firestone

Jerry Kelly and Alex Čejka finished the third round Saturday sharing the lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club.

Kelly and Čejka are at 9-under-par for the tournament on Firestone's South Course.

Steve Stricker and Steven Alker are tied for third at 7-under.

Ernie Els is fifth on the leaderboard at 6-under.

Kelly, the 2020 Bridgestone Senior Players Championship champion, carded a 5-under 65 Saturday.

Čejka posted a 67 Saturday.

Stricker, the 2021 Bridgestone Senior Players Championship champion, recorded a 68 Saturday.

Alker and Els each shot a 69 Saturday.

K.J. Choi, Rob Labritz, Marco Dawson and David Toms are tied for sixth at 5-under.

Cameron Beckman, Shane Bertsch and Woody Austin are tied for 10th at 4-under.

Choi and Beckman each carded a 65 Saturday to get inside the top 10.

Jerry Kelly follows his tee shot on number 17 during the first round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Akron, Ohio, at Firestone Country Club.
Jerry Kelly follows his tee shot on number 17 during the first round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Akron, Ohio, at Firestone Country Club.

Past Bridgestone champ Jerry Kelly leads during third round at Firestone

Jerry Kelly is solo atop the leaderboard Saturday during third round in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club, as of 2:40 p.m.

Kelly is at 8-under-par for the tournament.

Kelly is through 14 holes Saturday and is 4-under for the round.

Steve Stricker, Ernie Els and David Toms are tied for second at 7-under for the tournament.

Stricker is through 13 holes Saturday and is 2-under for the round.

Kelly and Stricker are both past champions at Firestone with Kelly winning the 2020 title and Stricker earning the 2021 crown.

Els and Toms have each completed 13 holes Saturday and are 2-under for the round.

Steve Stricker makes his approach on the 16th hole during second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament at Firestone Country Club on Friday.
Steve Stricker makes his approach on the 16th hole during second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament at Firestone Country Club on Friday.

Defending Bridgestone champs Jerry Kelly, Steve Stricker remain atop third round leaderboard at Firestone

Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker remain atop of the leaderboard Saturday during third round in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club, as of 1:55 p.m.

Kelly and Stricker are both at 8-under-par for the tournament.

Kelly is through 12 holes Saturday and is 4-under for the round.

Stricker is through 10 holes Saturday and is 3-under for the round.

Kelly and Stricker are both past champions at Firestone with Kelly winning the 2020 title and Stricker earning the 2021 crown.

Shane Bertsch and Ernie Els are tied for third at 6-under for the tournament.

Bertsch has completed 13 holes Saturday and is 4-under for the round.

Els has completed 11 holes Saturday and is 1-under for the round.

Jerry Kelly, Steve Stricker rise to top of third round leaderboard at Firestone

Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker have vaulted to the top of the leaderboard Saturday during third round in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club, as of 12:50 p.m.

Kelly and Stricker are both at 7-under-par for the tournament.

Kelly is through seven holes Saturday and is 3-under for the round.

Stricker is through six holes Saturday and is 2-under for the round.

Kelly and Stricker are both past champions at Firestone with Kelly winning the 2020 title and Stricker earning the 2021 crown.

Steven Alker is third at 6-under for the tournament and has completed five holes. Alker is even par today.

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Round 3 Tee Times

No. 1 tee

9:20 a.m.: Stephen Ames, Kevin Sutherland, Tom Pernice Jr.

9:30 a.m.: Cameron Beckman, Mark Walker, Retief Goosen

9:40 a.m.: David Duval, Colin Montgomerie, Paul Broadhurst

9:50 a.m.: Tom Byrum, Vijay Singh, Scott Parel

10 a.m.: John Huston, Y.E. Yang, Wes Short, Jr.

10:10 a.m.: Paul Goydos, K.J. Choi, Darren Clarke

10:20 a.m.: Michael Allen, Rob Labritz, Mike Weir

10:30 a.m.: Marco Dawson, Shane Bertsch, Tim Herron

10:40 a.m.: Rod Pampling, Davis Love III, Rocco Mediate

10:50 a.m.: Jerry Kelly, Ken Duke, Miguel Angel Jiménez

11 a.m.: Steve Stricker, Ernie Els, Bob Estes

11:10 a.m.: Joe Durant, Woody Austin, David Toms

11:20 a.m.: Steven Alker, Tim Petrovic, Alex Cejka

No. 10 tee

9:20 a.m.: Lee Janzen, Brandt Jobe, Dicky Pride

9:30 a.m.: John Senden, Brett Quigley, Tom Gillis

9:40 a.m.: Steve Flesch, Thongchai Jaidee, Bernhard Langer

9:50 a.m.: Gene Sauers, Duffy Waldorf, Joey Sindelar

10 a.m.: Jay Haas, Glen Day, Ken Tanigawa

10:10 a.m.: Paul Stankowski, Scott McCarron, Brian Gay

10:20 a.m.: David Branshaw, Mark Hensby, Kent Jones

10:30 a.m.: David McKenzie, Billy Andrade, Doug Barron

10:40 a.m.: Chris DiMarco, David Frost, Carlos Franco

10:50 a.m.: Kirk Triplett, Jesper Parnevik, Scott Dunlap

11 a.m.: Jeff Maggert, Olin Browne, Corey Pavin

11:10 a.m.: Justin Leonard, Billy Mayfair, Fred Funk

11:20 a.m.: Dan Forsman, Frank Lickliter II, Robert Allenby

Senior Players Championship winners at Firestone

2021: Steve Stricker

2020: Jerry Kelly

2019: Retief Goosen

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Live updates from third round of Senior Players Championship