World No 3 Day blasted a 7-under-par 63 in the third round at the TPC Las Colinas course just outside
“I played well out there. Overall it was a good day,” said Hahn, the 18-hole co-leader. “It is really close. One putt here or there. You need good breaks to happen to keep the momentum going and I did that today.”
Fellow American Billy Horschel was second on 199 after a 66 that included birdies on his last three holes.
Hahn said he won’t worry while sleeping on the lead, even though there were a dozen players within five strokes.
“Tell me what my tee time is tomorrow and I’ll just show up,” he said. “There’s a lot on the line, but I feel like when I’m on the golf course, there’s a different animal that comes out and I get very competitive.”
Day had eight birdies to move into a share of third with second-round leader Jason Kokrak, who shot 72. American Cameron Tringale was fifth at 201 after a 67.
Day made an incredible 60-foot birdie putt on the par-three 17th to move into a share of the lead at one stage.
Reigning Masters champion Sergio Garcia of
Defending champion Garcia shot 29 on the back nine on Saturday, the same score he posted on the front nine in the opening round when he won in 2016.
Americans Scott Brown (65), Scott Piercy (66), Grayson Murray (68), Chad Campbell (68) and
World No 1 Dustin Johnson shared 19th after carding a 1-over 71, snapping a streak of 14 consecutive par-or-better rounds at the Byron Nelson for Johnson, who is seven shots behind Hahn.
“Mentally and physically I’m fine,” Johnson said. “I’m not as sharp as I was, obviously, before the Masters, and it’s going to take a little time to get back in that kind of rhythm, but I’m seeing good signs.”