The 47-year-old Colgate resident, playing in the tournament for the 28th straight year, has finished second three times.
Brandon Cloete, Zach Gaugert and Tom Halla each were 6-under after the first day of play.
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Stricker shot a 66—his second 66 in three rounds—to get within three shots of leader Daniel Berger going into today's final round.
Edgerton native will captain President's Cup, is getting set to host his own Champions Tour event
Steve Stricker was appointed U.S. captain on Tuesday for the 2017 matches at Liberty National, where the Americans will try to extend their dominance over an International team comprised of players from everywhere else in the world except for Europe.
Stricker, a co-leader of the tournament after he shot a 66 during Friday's second round, shot a 71 on Saturday. He goes into today's final round in a three-way tie for fifth place at 4-under, four shots behind leader Bill Haas.
“My No. 1 goal is to win again,” he said. “I'm hitting the ball not much differently from five years ago. It's about getting it in the hole, and I've been grinding on my putter for the last five months.”
Milton competes in the Division 1 state girls golf championship at the University Ridge Golf Course in Verona on Tuesday, Oct. 13.