Martin leads 116th State Open by one

Bryan Martin of Thousand Oaks birdied three straight holes on the back nine on his way to a 6-under-par 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Josh Anderson of Murrieta heading to the final round of the 116th California State Open on the Champions Course at Morongo Golf Club in Tukwet Canyon in Beaumont.

Martin, who played at San Diego State, made an eagle on the fourth hole before going on his birdie run coming home to maintain at least a share of the lead for the third consecutive day.

Anderson, who played at Pepperdine, had two eagles and five birdies while recording his third straight 67.

Eric McCardle of Oak Harbor, Wash., carded a 66 and was three shots behind in solo third, followed another shot behind by Xander Schauffele of San Diego, the California Amateur champion, who came in at 67.

Amateur Danny Ochoa of Rancho Cucamonga posted a bogey free 65 and was five strokes back in a tie for fifth with Berry Henson of Rancho Mirage, who had a 66, amateur Richard Kim of Los Angeles, who finished at 69, and Tyler Weworski of Thousand Oaks, who wound up at 66.

Brett Lederer of Lakewood shot 70 and was six shots back in solo ninth, while Steve Holmes of Westlake Village, who had a 66, was another stroke behind in a tie for 10th with Kyle Souza of Encinitas, who totaled 71, and Geoff Gonzalez of La Quinta, who came in at 66.

Defending champion Chris Gilman of Yorba Linda wound up at 72 and was nine strokes behind in a tie for 16th.

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