Sam Cyr moved up to a tie for sixth place on Friday with 18 holes remaining in his PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament first-stage event.
Cyr, a King Kekaulike High School graduate, carded a 1-over par 73 during a tough third round at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif. - no one broke 70, and the average score for the 73-player field was 77.1.
Cyr had three bogeys and two birdies in his round - he birdied the par-4 10th hole for a third consecutive day - and had a 3-under total of 214.
SAM CYR, tied for sixth place
Andrew Yun of Chandler, Ariz., was the leader at 209 after a third-round 72.
The top 18 players at Oak Valley will advance to one of next month's six second-stage events. The final qualifying stage is scheduled for Nov. 28-Dec. 3 at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. The top 25 players and ties in the final stage will be eligible for PGA Tour membership in 2013, and the next 25 and ties will be eligible for membership on the Web.com Tour.
Cyr has earned $39,473 in 11 events on the Asian Tour this year and tied for ninth at the Taiwan Masters in September. He is making his fourth appearance at PGA Tour Q-School - Cyr reached the second stage in 2009 and 2010.