Andover native Rob Oppenheim is in position today to make a run at his first Nationwide Tour victory at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile.
Oppenheim shot a bogey-free round of 65 (7-under) to move into sixth place in the tour's third event of the season. He is at 13-under for the tournament.
He trails the leader, Nationwide Tour rookie Paul Haley II, who is at 21-under par after shooting his second straight 64 yesterday. One golfer is at 15-under and three others are at 14-under.
Oppenheim missed the cut in the first two events in Bogata, Colombia, and Panama City, Panama, but has been on his game this weekend with rounds of 69, 69 and yesterday's 65.
Oppenheim has been knocking at the PGA's door. He finished 44th in the money list last year ($150,000) and 43rd in 2010 ($150,000). The top 25 automatically qualify for the PGA Tour.
Last December, he finished 38th in the final stage of PGA Tour School, with the top 20 getting a year's exemption on the PGA Tour.
Oppenheim's previous best finish on the Nationwide Tour is fifth place (twice).
Before this season, he was ranked 19th among the Top 20 Players to Watch for the 2012 season according to the preseason tour preview.
You can follow the tournament's final round live at pgatour.com.