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2020 CJ Cup scores: Russell Henley soars into the lead in Round 3 from Shadow Creek


NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- Russell Henley left everyone in his wake with three straight birdies to start the back nine, pivotal in turning a four-shot deficit into a three-shot lead by the end of the day in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek.


And what Saturday made him realize was how quickly it can turn around at Shadow Creek — for him and the four players immediately behind him.


Xander Schauffele, who had a three-shot lead going into the weekend, had a pair of late bogeys and failed to capitalize on the par 5s in his round of 74.


Lanto Griffin, who won his first PGA Tour event a year ago at the Houston Open, found the water off the tee on the par-5 18th and made bogey and still managed a 66.


Schauffele likes to talk about "strokes gained attitude," and it was a struggle for him with rounds that stretching close to six hours at Shadow Creek because of deep rough, limited marshals and plenty of searching.


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