Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon took advantage of a late tee time Saturday to miss the worst of a windy day and share the Day 3 lead.
Roberto Nieves of Puerto Rico regained the lead Saturday with a fast start and a steady nerve late for a 2-under 70.
The world's No. 1 limited her mistakes on Saturday in challenging, chilly conditions for a 3-under 69 with four birdies.
Shane Lowry and Thomas Pieters are one shot back of Scott Jamieson through three rounds in Abu Dhabi.
And it’s not just that trio. Eight players were separated by one shot going into the final round on the Big Island.
Patrick Cantlay took a one-stroke lead into The American Express' weekend in a bid to win for the third time in four starts.
Julian Perico of Peru ran off four straight birdies early on the back nine Friday and closed with another for a 6-under 66.
Nelly Korda said she did not have the offseason that many other players had. It shows as she holds the TOC lead halfway.
As gusts reached up to 40 mph, players struggled in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Ernie Els birdied the final hole Thursday, giving him an 8-under 64 and a one-shot lead in Hawaii.