CROMWELL, Conn. -- Two players who have never won on the PGA Tour share the third-round lead at the Travelers Championship, with Brian Davis (64) and Roland Thatcher (65) completing 54 holes at 12 under par at TPC River Highlands.
Another player seeking his first win, James Driscoll of Boston, is one of three players tied at 10 under, two shots back. Driscoll shot 66, and will play in the next-to-last twosome on Sunday with John Rollins (65). Stuart Appleby (67) is also at 10 under.
Four of the past six Travelers Championship winners had never won on tour before.
Davis has five second-place finishes in his PGA Tour career, most recently at the 2010 Colonial. Thatcher hadn't made a cut on tour since March (he had missed five straight), and brought an 11-round streak of scores without breaking 70. He's done it three times at TPC River Highlands, shooting 66-67-65.
None of the three players in the final group of the third round broke par -- Fredrik Jacobson and Camilo Villegas each had 70, and J.B. Holmes shot 75, which dropped him from a tie for second to a tie for 44th.
7 p.m.: Brian Davis and Roland Thatcher, two players still looking for their first PGA Tour victory, are tied for the lead at 12 under as third-round play continues at the Travelers Championship. But it's another player without a win who local golf fans will likely be rooting for.
James Driscoll, a Boston resident who attended the Taft School in Watertown, Conn., is two shots back and playing his last hole. Driscoll finished fifth at the Travelers last year, and is also looking for his first tour win.
He's tied with four others at 10 under: John Rollins (65), Charley Hoffman, Stuart Appleby, and Will Claxton.
12:30 p.m.: Second-round play has concluded at the Travelers Championship, forced into Saturday because two weather delays on Friday left half the field with their rounds to complete.
There's 88 players who have made the 36-hole cut, meaning another cut will take place after the third round to get the field closer to 60. Third-round tee times started at 12:30 p.m., and players will be sent off both the first and 10th tees in threesomes.
Fredrik Jacobson is still the leader, having completed his second round Friday morning. He's at 9 under, the same two-round total he had last year, when he won the Travelers for his first and only PGA Tour victory.
J.B. Holmes had a 62 on Saturday morning to get to 8 under, tied with Camilo Villegas (64) and Will Claxton (67) for second. Holmes is a good story: He had low-risk brain surgery last September, took a few months off to recover, and finally returned to the tour in late January. He's played in 14 events this year, making 10 cuts and finishing tied for eighth twice.
James Driscoll has worked his way into contention at the Travelers for the second straight year. Driscoll, from Charles River Country Club, shot a 66 Saturday morning and is at 6 under, three behind Jacobson and in a tie for eighth. He finished fifth last year.