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Gene Sauers tied the MS Gulf Resort Classic Tournament record with a 9-under 63

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

For back-to-back days, perfect weather conditions at Fallen Oak and that brought out the best in the golfers.

Poplarville native Glen Day came up with the shot of the day, a hole in one on hole No. 14.   He's in the hunt at 9 under tied with Durant for third place. That's 19 career home runs, 17 in competition for day.

Day said.  "I mean, I hit an 8-iron and you know, to make a hole-in-one, you gotta get lucky. And so it landed short of the hole, bounced, rolled straight and went in. That's about it. I was pretty happy about it. 

Day says his putting has not been very good and if that part of  his game picks up on Sunday, he could be within striking distance of winning the first prize money of $240,000.

Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez is one stroke off the lead following a 6-under 66, 11-under after 36 holes. He had four birdies and an eagle. You can never count him out of the running.

There was a woods fire close to Fallen Oak, and on the golf course, Gene Sauers had his clubs blazing that resulted in eight birdies, one eagle and a bogie. That gave him a 9-under 63, and he tied the tournament and course record. Sauers is 12-under. 

"I hit everything good. Hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and made the putts that I was supposed to, "said Sauers.

It's going to be a race to the finish line on Sunday with many contenders in the hunt for the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Championship title.  PGA officials decided to push up the tee-times so the final round is set to begin at 8:35.  

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