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Collin Morikawa easily kept control of his lead ahead of the last day of the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii while Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick pushed his way to a share of second.

American Morikawa finished the day on eight-under 65 for a total of 24-under 195, keeping ahead of the pack.

Fitzpatrick shot his way up from sixth place to share the second spot, on a total of 18-under 201, with Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and American JJ Spaun.

Morikawa finished last year winless but is showing his determination to end the losing streak early in 2023 by earning a six shot lead before the final day of the tournament.


He birdied four of the last five holes on Saturday, ending on a 15-foot birdie putt.

“It’s been pretty simple today,” Morikawa said. “I think tomorrow’s going to kind of be the same with maybe a little less wind.

“So we know there’s going to be a lot of birdies and you just got to keep giving yourself chances.”

While Max Homa was left baffled after firing a 10-under 63 for the low round of the day.

The round, seven shots better than back-to-back rounds of 70 to open the tournament, helped him move up 20 spots up on the leaderboard, a tie for seventh at 16 under.

“I don’t know how to really explain it,” Homa said. “It didn’t feel like I played four shots better than my last two days combined, but I did. So it’s just not a very good game for your mind. But it was nice to shoot 10 under.”

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