Webb Simpson, Kevin Na and Ollie Schniederjans were tied for second. Na shot a 65, Schniederjans had a 66 and Simpson — a North Carolina native who won at Sedgefield in 2011 — had a 68.
Johnson Wagner was 14 under after a 65.
Simpson had sole possession of the lead late in the round, before Stenson caught him during his birdie binge on the back nine.
The Swede pulled even with Simpson with birdies on four of five holes, a run he capped by sticking his second shot on the par-four 17th to within about 10 feet from the hole and converting that putt. He could have ended his round with another one, but pulled his 15-foot birdie putt wide right and settled for par.
Still, his 72-hole score is second-best in tournament play at Sedgefield, surpassed only by Carl Pettersson’s 191 in 2008.
“It’s all about how you finish, I guess,” Stenson said. “I came back strongly, great birdies coming home and right where we want to be.”
Americans in control at Solheim Cup
The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe in the Solheim Cup, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day.
The Americans took…