Hughes keeps his poise and the lead at Sea Island

Fans watch Mackenzie Hughes, of Canada, hit from out of bounds on the No. 18 fairway on the first day of the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Miss., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) Mackenzie Hughes atoned for a triple bogey with three birdies for a 2-under 68 and a one-shot lead going into the final round of the RSM Classic.

Hughes showed plenty of poise for a 25-year-old rookie. The Canadian was three shots ahead when he tried to do too much from a tough lie in a fairway bunker on the 11th hole at Sea Island and compounded his errors with a three-putt that wiped out his three shot lead.

He bounced back with a tough pitch to save par, three birdies and walked off with the lead over Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas and C.T. Pan.

Hughes was at 16-under 196.

Horschel is going for his first victory since he won the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship in 2014.