Will MacKenzie is tied for 7th through three rounds at the Humana Challenge.
The Greenville native carded his second straight 66 and is at 17-under par heading into the final round Sunday.
Patrick Reed leads the tournament at 27-under after a third straight 63.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) - Greenville native Will Mackenzie shot a second round 66 Friday at the Humana Challenge in California. Mackenzie is tied for 8th place and seven shots behind leader Patrick Reed.
Patrick Reed found La Quinta Country Club to his liking, too, leaving everyone else behind.
A day after shooting a 9-under 63 at PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to take the lead, Reed had another 9-under 63 down the road Friday at tree-lined La Quinta to stretch his advantage to two strokes over Brendon Todd.
The 23-year-old Reed eagled the par-5 fifth hole, hitting a high 5-iron approach that landed softly on the left side of the green and rolled to 4 feet. He also had eight birdies and his lone bogey in 36 holes.
Todd had a bogey-free 63 on the Palmer course. Ryan Palmer was third, three strokes back at 15-under, after a 65 at La Quinta.