Schauffele leads Thomas with one blow in Hawaii

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Xander Schauffele has never achieved the solo lead after 54 holes at a US PGA Tour event Third round leaderboard-11 Schauffele (US); -10 Thomas (USA); -8 Woodland (USA); -7 Kisner (US), Rahm (Spa), Morikawa (US), Poston (US), Wolff (US), Niemann (Chi), Reed (US) Selected others: -6 Fowler (US), -5 Johnson ( U.S); -4 Casey (Eng) Full scoreboard

Xander Schauffele takes a one-stroke lead over fellow American Justin Thomas in the final round of the Sunday's champions tournament in Hawaii.

In strong winds, the defending champion and & # 39; night leader shot a two-under-par 71 to sit at 11 below.

His closest challenger Thomas played a 67, with Gary Woodland third in eight after his 69.

American Patrick Reed and Joaquin Niemann from Chile both went around in 73 to fall back to seven below.

They are now in a group of seven players, including Spaniard Jon Rahm, on that score.

England Paul Casey is in fourth place after his four-under 69 in the third round.

Schauffele, who is for the first time 54-hole ahead of a US PGA Tour event, said, "This is a fairly new empire where I sleep, in the lead."

The four-time PGA Tour winner added: "Tomorrow & # 39; s become even windier, I saw in the forecast. You can expect that everything will happen and I will just go with the flow."

Thomas, the champion of 2017, made five birds in the front nine, but dropped a shot after the turn.

"I am pretty disappointed in my finish today," said the world number four. "I could easily be 14 or 15 now. I just have to build nine on that front."

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