S.C. native and resident takes lead into final round of PGA Championship

Kevin Kisner will have a chance Sunday to win his first major championship a couple hours from his home on a course he knows well.

The Aiken native and resident shot a 1-over 72 in Saturday’s third round and holds a one-shot lead at 7-over 206 over Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud in the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club .

Much of Kisner’s family is from Charlotte, and he has played Quail Hollow for years as his brother-in-law’s father, C.P. Street, is a charter member of the club.

Justin Thomas and Louis Oosthuizen are tied for fourth at 5-under 208, Grayson Murray of Raleigh, N.C., is sixth at 3 under and five players are tied for seventh at 2-under 211 including Patrick Reed.

Kisner has maintained his signature stern demeanor throughout the week, but that could change late Sunday.

“I’ll show plenty of emotion if I win tomorrow, don’t worry,” Kisner said. “It’s a dream to win a major. That’s what I grew up practicing and playing for, to play on the PGA Tour and to have a chance in major championships. The way my game’s progressed over my career,…

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