Keith Horne jumped 20 spots up the leaderboard on Thursday when he carded a six-under-par 65 in the third round of the PGA Tour Champions Qualifying Tournament-Final Stage at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona.
With one round to go, Horne was in a share of 20th on seven-under-par. He has to get himself into the top five if he is to win his playing rights on the lucrative senior circuit, as the top five finishers will be exempt into all open, full-field PGA Tour Champions events in the 2024 season. There will be a play-off if needed to break ties. The current fifth place is 12-under-par, with the lead held by Cameron Percy of Australia at 16-under.
Alan McLean, who now plays out of Canada, slipped to a third-round level-par 71. That dropped him to a share of 10th on 10-under-par.