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Jackson, Miss. – Mark Hubbard ran off five straight birdies on the back nine and ended with a superb shot to 4 feet, giving him a 7-under 65 and a one-shot lead Saturday in the Sanderson Farms Championship as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory.

Hubbard has gone 163 starts over six years without winning, and this would be as good a chance as any. It’s his first time to hold a 54-hole lead on tour.

Mark Hubbard watches his drive from the 18th tee during the third round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Mackenzie Hughes of Canada showed how much can change in so little time at the Country Club of Jackson.

Hughes sent his approach long on the 18th and faced a difficult putt up closely mown grass to a green and raced away from him. Right went it looked as though Hubbard might have a three-shot lead, Hughes holed the putt from 30 feet for birdie and a 68.

Hubbard was at 15-under 201, one shot ahead of Hughes.

Scott Stallings also in the mix when he chipped out of the bushes to 10 feet on the reachable par-4 15th to reach 14 under. But then after going 51 straight holes without a bogey, Stallings missed the fairways to the left on the 16th and 18th holes and made bogey on both of them.

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