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Live from the Porter Cup final round

10:23 a.m. Here at the final round of the Porter Cup. It's a little warmer today than yesterday, with an expected high of 78 degrees according to weather.com.

The leaders tee off at 12:20 p.m. David Chung, Russell Henley and Williamsville's Jake Katz sit at 8-under for the tournament.

The 12:10 group is well within reach of the title. Nate McCoy is 7-under, and Tomas Cocha and Peter Uihlein both sit at 6-under.

The earliest groups are just making the turn. We'll have updates throughout the day, so check back. --AB

10:55 a.m. The volunteers and staff at Niagara Falls Country Club are busy during this final round. The scoreboard updaters are making sure they have every possible player's name on a sign in case they make a move up the leader board.

It's not odd to see many of the players walking the course with a cookie in their mouth. At the turn and at No. 18 the volunteers have cookies for the players.

I've also seen plenty of rules officials and pace of play carts to make sure everything is going smoothly. --AB

11:05 a.m. 15-year old Gavin Hall just got dropped off at the course. When he's playing so well against collegiate players it's easy to forget he isn't old enough to drive. Look for him to make a move up the leader board. He is 5-under and tees off at noon. --AB

11:10 a.m. Co-leader Russell Henley just arrived. He is taking some practice putts behind me. His caddy came over to ask when the last tee time was.  Perhaps he should have figured that out before he left for the course. --AB

11:45 a.m. There is definitely a noticeable increase in fans for the final round. Excitement is building as the leaders' tee times draw closer. --AB

1:09 p.m. Scores update: Russell Henley has a two-stroke lead after going birdie-birdie on holes 2 and 3. Williamsville's Jake Katz is in second at -8. He bogeyed the par-4 second and birdied the par-5 third to stay even for the day. Chung bogeyed the first two holes of the day, then birdied No. 3 to sit at -7, three shots back of Henley. I'm heading out to the course now to meet Amanda. She will be in shortly with some highlights from the course and some additional updates on the players behind the leaders. --JS

1:15 p.m. One more score update. 15-year-old Gavin Hall is a ridiculous 7-under through five holes. Think he's got a future in this game? --JS

2:27 p.m. I just typed tons of notes that didn't post when my computer lost wireless in the media tent. I will put those up later. Here is a quick synopsis:

Henley is in the lead at -10 and consistently hits the fairways. Chung and Katz have missed the fairway quite a bit, and are often trying to hit out of the rough.

Katz has struggled, especially on No.5 when he hit into the rough, then out of bounds and was forced to take a drop. He would double bogey the hole. Henley just missed an eagle on No. 3 on a downhill short putt. He would tap in for birdie.

Here is the leader board:

Henley -10

Uihlein -9

Chung -8

Hall -7

Rudolph -6

Katz -5

Jay is out on the course. We will have more updates throughout the day. --AB

2:38 p.m. Jake Katz is losing steam fast. He had a double bogey on the always-tough ninth hole, falling all the way down to 3-under after a front-nine 40. Katz also had a double bogey on the fifth hole after he hit his aproach shot out of bounds to the right. Too bad for the local, who made a nice run. Henley continues to play solid golf. His first gaffe came when he hit his approach from about 150 yards on the eighth hole to the gnarly rough on the left. He chunked his chip shot about 6 feet, then missed a 10-footer for par. That was his first bogey of the day. Chung saved par there, then narrowly missed his birdie putt. He's still in this. --JS

3:09 p.m. OK, after refueling with a burger, it's back out to the course for me in just a few minutes. The latest leader board update: Henley is at 10-under on hole 11, while Chung is at 9-under. Holes 11 and 12 are par-5s, or as these guys call them -- birdie holes. --JS

3:12 p.m.: Scores coming in fast and furious. Uihlein is 10-under through 12, while Chung is 10-under through 11 and Henley is 11-under through 11. Amanda is out following the leaders, while I am out to catch Henley and Chung. Live blog will probably take some time off. --JS

5:11 p.m. David Chung has won the Porter Cup with a final score of 13-under. Henley four-putted on 16 to fall to 9-under. Gavin Hall and Peter Uihlein tied for second at 10-under.

5:54 p.m. That's it for the live blogging from the 2010 Porter Cup. Thanks for reading all week, and be sure to check out The Buffalo News on Sunday for a complete recap of the the final round. --JS 

---Jay Skurski and Amanda Bremer

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