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Campbell and Piercy share Las Vegas advantage

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  • Chad Campbell and Scott Piercy are locked in a one-stroke lead in Las Vegas
  • Campbell carded 67 while local favorite Piercy shot 65 to move onto 17-under
  • Scotland's Martin Laird one stroke back after third-round 67 at TPC Summerlin
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(CNN) -- Chad Campbell and Scott Piercy are locked in a one-stroke tie for the lead in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after the third round at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

A birdie at the last helped Chad Campbell share the lead after the third round in Las Vegas.

A birdie at the last helped Chad Campbell share the lead after the third round in Las Vegas.

Campbell recovered from a double bogey on the 16th to sign for a four-under-par 67 -- with a birdie at the last denying Piercy the outright lead after the local favorite shot a 65 to move onto 17-under for the tournament.

"I started off a little slow, making some pars," Campbell told reporters. "But I was able to make eagle on 12 which kind of got things going and then birdied 13 and 15.

"Despite my double bogey on 16, overall I am happy and it is nice to end on a birdie."

Piercy's round featured seven birdies and a bogey and moved him to the summit just two days after wife, Sara, had given birth to their third son, Jett.

"It's definitely been a rollercoaster," Piercy admitted. "I think early in the week it was the anticipation of having the baby. And I think emotionally that wears you down.

"Yesterday, I really felt like emotionally drained. I had nothing in the tank. The golf course has been kind of a quiet retreat from everything that I can just kind of punk up and down the fairway and take my time doing nothing."

The leading duo are just ahead of the chasing pack with Scotland's Martin Laird one shot back after a third-round 67.

George McNeill (63), Jason Bohn (65), Jeff Klauk (66) and Bob Heintz (68) are locked in a tie for fourth on 15-under-par.

Troy Matteson, the joint leader after both the first and second rounds, saw his challenge fade as he carded a one-under 70 to move to 14-under-par.

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