Matt Jones will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Honda Classic, after a solid third round 69 to leave him on -10.

The Australian, who carded a first round 61, is currently ranked 83 in the world and is looking for his second PGA Tour title – with his first coming seven years ago.

The 40-year-old (11/10 Outright Winner) has twice he has been a co-leader going into the final round of PGA Tour events, eventually finishing T5 and T4 on those occasions, but feels he can learn from those disappointments.

He stated: “I’ve got a lot more experience, a lot more grey hair, and I’ve been in this situation before. So hopefully I can just draw from that, and look back on that, and learn from that, and figure it out.”

Jones bounced back well from two bogies on the front nine, to pick up two shots on the back nine at PGA National and leave him three shots ahead of two Americans – JB Holmes and Aaron Wise.

It was a day to forget for Wise, who had led the field at the halfway stage but could only manage a third round 75 to leave him on seven-under-par. Wise is 15/2 to top the leaderboard on Sunday.

There are a further three players on -6, Sam Ryder, Cameron Tringale and C.T Pan – who shot a bogey-free five-under-par round of 65 in windy conditions.

Two-time Major winner Zach Johnson (11/4 Top Five Finish) is one of six players on five-under-par, with Keegan Bradley, Sungjae Im, Robert Streb and Stewart Cink.

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