Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Andrew Putnam birdied his final hole on Thursday to close out a 9-under 62 and grab a 1-stroke lead at the Rex Hospital Open.
Chesson Hadley owns sole possession of second place at TPC Wakefield Plantation at 8-under 63.
WNB Golf Classic winner Alex Aragon is among seven players tied for third at 6-under.
He is joined by Lee Janzen, Kent Jones, Randall Hutchison, Cameron Beckman, Miguel Angel Carballo and Jason Gore.
John Chin, Jamie Lovemark, Nick Rousey, Guy Boros, Tyrone Van Aswegen and Cam Burke share 11th at minus-5.
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