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Ben Curtis played the first 36 holes of the Valero Texas Open bogey free. When he stepped on the first tee of the third round, the TPC San Antonio greeted him with his first bogey of the event. He bounced back on his second hole with a birdie but later made a double on the par-5 8th. 

On a breezy day, old man par was a wary adversary for those in pursuit of the Valero Texas Open. Curtis, a three-time winner on the PGA TOUR, is in search of his first win since the 2006 84 Lumber Classic. He started the day with a two stroke lead and despite shooting his highest round of the tournament, he managed to increase his lead.  Saturday on the PGA TOUR is known as “moving day” but Curtis and many others in the field ended up going in reverse. Curtis finished with a round of 73, however he now has a three shot lead over Matt Every, the first round leader. Every stands at -6 as he also recorded a 73, but it was good enough to move him  into second place. John Huh, who teed off more than two hours before the last group went out, tied for the low round of the day with a 67. He is in third place at 4-under along with Korean Seung-Yul Noh, who shot 68. Charlie Wi bogeyed the par-5 18th to slip into a third place tie with Huh and Nol. As the day grew older, the scoring conditions became tougher as the wind as the TPC San Antonio showed her teeth.

Curtis, playing out of the 126-150 category, is making just his fourth start of the season this week, with his only made cut being a T14 at the Puerto Rico Open presented by seepuertorico.com. He is hoping to make his first Valero Texas Open start quite memorable on Sunday if he is able to close it out.