Hughes inside top 10 heading into final round

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Mackenzie Hughes hits his tee shot on the 4th hole during the third round of the ZOZO Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on October 23, 2021 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/ Getty Images)

Chiba Prefecture, Japan – Hamilton, Ont. native Mackenzie Hughes shot one under 69 on Saturday while competing in round 3 of the ZOZO Championship.

Hughes would birdie five shots including the 18th hole to move him five spots up the leaderboard to finish the round T9.

When round 4 kicks off on Sunday at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club, Hughes will be chasing Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan who holds a one-stroke lead over American Cameron Tringale at minus 10.

Fellow Canadian Roger Sloan moved up 11 spots to finish the round T56.

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