- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson birdied four of the last five holes Saturday for a 4-under 68, giving him a three-shot lead going into the final round of the soggy BMW Championship.

Johnson couldn’t make any putts early. He couldn’t miss late.

His late run to seize control began with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole and ended with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th.

Paul Casey did his best to stay with him. Casey, coming off a runner-up finish on Labor Day at the TPC Boston, matched two of Johnson’s birdies during his late run until he had to scramble for pars on the last two holes. He still managed a bogey-free 68 and will be in the final group Sunday.

Johnson was at 18-under 198.

He will be going for his third victory of the year, which would move him to the top of the FedEx Cup going into the finale at the Tour Championship in two weeks and make him a heavy favorite to win PGA Tour player of the year and the Vardon Trophy.

Still in the mix was J.B. Holmes, who shot a 68 and was four shots behind. Holmes at least is making a compelling case to be a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup when Davis Love III announces three of his selections on Monday. Holmes finished 10th in the U.S. standings.

Roberto Castro, who began the third round tied for the lead, didn’t make a birdie in his round of 74 and fell six shots behind.

DAP CHAMPIONSHIP

BEACHWOOD, Ohio (AP) - Bryson DeChambeau shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday to take the third-round lead in the Web.com Tour Finals-opening DAP Championship.

DeChambeau, the 22-year-old former SMU player who swept the 2015 NCAA and U.S. Amateur titles, had an 8-under 202 total at Canterbury Golf Club. Overnight leader Zack Sucher was a stroke back after a 68, and D.A. Points also had a 68 to reach 6 under.

The four-event series features the top 75 players from the Web.com Tour money list, Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings and non-members such as DeChambeau who earned enough money to have placed in the top 200 had they been eligible.

The top 25 players on the Web.com Tour regular-season money list earned PGA Tour cards. They are competing against each other for tour priority, with regular-season earnings counting in their totals. The other players are fighting for 25 cards based on series earnings.

KLM OPEN

SPIJK, Netherlands (AP) - Australia’s Scott Hend shot a 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead over Italy’s Nino Bertasio into the final round of the KLM Open.

Hend eagled the par-5 15th and birdied the 18th to reach 14-under 199 at The Dutch. Bertasio bogeyed the final hole for a 67.

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