LA QUINTA, Calif. -- Will Claxton shot a 2-under 70 on Saturday on PGA West's Nicklaus Tournament Course to take a two-stroke lead after the fourth round of the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament.
Claxton had a 15-under 273 total. He opened with a 64 on the Nicklaus course.
The top 25 in the six-round event will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
Marco Dawson was second after a 67 on the Nicklaus course.
Harris English and Seung-yul Noh were tied for third at 11 under. English shot a 70, and Noh had a 72 -- both on the Nicklaus course. David Duval was tied for 89th after a 73, also on the Nicklaus course.