Nicolas Colsaerts

Rookie Hughes Calm Under Pressure, Leads RSM Classic

Mackenzie Hughes atoned for a triple bogey that cost him the lead by making a tough par save and three birdies for a 2-under 68, giving the Canadian rookie a one-shot advantage going into the final round of the RSM Classic at St. Simons Island, Ga.

Next up at Sea Island is 18 holes in the final group with Billy Horschel and Camilo Villegas.

"Everyone will be fighting the same nerves," Hughes said.

Five events into his rookie season, the 25-year-old Hughes showed plenty of poise. He had gone bogey-free for the first 46 holes of the tournament when he tried to do too much from an awkward lie in fairway bunker on No. 11. The ball stayed in the bunker in a...