Clemson's Ben Martin shares lead going into Heritage's third round

Former Tiger star follows opening 69 with second-round 68

Ben Martin tees off on the eighth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 19, 2014. Play was suspended during the second round Friday due to weather and resumed today. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Ben Martin tees off on the eighth hole during the second round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Saturday, April 19, 2014. Play was suspended during the second round Friday due to weather and resumed today. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Ben Martin describes his first season back on the PGA Tour as 'inconsistent.'

He'll be trying to break that trend this afternoon as he plays in the lead group in the third round of the Heritage at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.

Martin finished off a second-round 68 Saturday morning, held the solo briefly, and then hit the halfway point in a three-way tie.

Martin, who earned his PGA Tour card with last year's top 10 finish on the Web.com Tour, currently stands 113th on this year's FedEx Cup list. The top 125 finishers will retain their cards for next season.

He said his position in the lead group for the third round "is a little bit of a new thing for me on the PGA Tour...I've done it on the Web.com Tour, but this is why you play - to be up there on the leaderboard."

He said his 2014 season has been up-and-down so far.

"I've been a little inconsistent this year," he said, prior to going back on the course for his third round. "Last year was probably the best I've played over an extended period of time.

"I think my focus has been too much on results this year. I stepped back last week and really tried to focus more on my process."

So far, so good for the former Clemson All-American.

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