Michael Thompson Leads in Sea Island Heading into Sunday

Michael Thompson is no stranger to the course in Sea Island, Georgia. He even tweeted that fact earlier in the week.

Now, can the 26-year old Tour rookie, follow up on his comment?

Thompson, a PGA Tour rookie out of the University of Alabama tweeted on Monday, "Food for thought: the last time I was in Sea Island, GA I won the SEC Championship. I like that place."

The former Crimson Tide golfer has gone 65, 65, 67 to take a one stroke lead over Billy Horschel and a two stroke lead over Webb Simpson and Trevoer Immelman into the final round of the McGladrey Classic on Sunday.

Thompson capped off his three-under 67 with a clean card including birdies on No. 2, 6 and 9 to finish three-under on the round and 13-under for the tournament.

The Tuscon, Arizona native was the low amateur at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in 2008, finishing in a tie for 28th place.

He played on the Hooter Tour in 2010 were he also won Tour Player of the Year in 2010.

Thompson will be paired with Billy Horschel in the final group on Sunday, which should be a comfortable pairing for the group.

In his post round press conference, Thompson was asked about his pairing with Horschel.

"I played with him, I believe, final round of the SEC Championship of 2008 when we won. And I've played with him a couple of times during college, and I've played him once this year."

"He got out here a little sooner than I did, so I haven't seen him a lot around the Hooters Tour, but today was a lot of fun getting to catch up."

"Billy and I have a lot in common. Really proud that there's two Ping bags in the final group. We're just two young guys having a great time on the PGA Tour."

The two shared many different accolades in their collegiate careers.

Thompson won the 2008 SEC individual championship while Horschel won the SEC title at this same course in Sea Island in 2009.

They both may be younger than many chasing them down. But don't look for too much slack or poor play from this final pairing come Sunday afternoon.

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