Despite the small times, Howell lost 68 of 68 to 16 total of 196 at a competition that he gave from the beginning.
The 39-year-old American, has cut off work on Sunday when he is going to go for his / her. first profit since 2007.
Gore, who won a tour from 2005, and the rookie Champ, who is winning his prize in a month.
Both of them were successful 66 of the Marine Course at Eilean na Mara, with a 17-foot eagle at Gore at the 15th, chipping what had been a 5-stroke lead to Howell back to one.
The 10th and 10-year-old Webb Simpson had a 3-star, three-footed Howell in there for the fourth with Ryan Blaum (65).
Howell started the day with a stroke lead and appeared to another hard end after he had two early birds.
But he was at risk of returning nine nine back when Gore started his job. Bog Howell was 14 after driving into the garden to turn his head to three strokes, and when Gore hit an eagle, the edge was one.
Howell got back with a bird at 15 but rescued him with three buttons at the 16th.
Champ, 23, was the seventh birdie on the 18th to join Gore second and inspire his hopes of winning after winning the Sanderson Farms Championship three weeks ago.
Simpson liked a soft day.
"I knew I needed something low to get a chance," he said. "Tomorrow I need a small round again and we hope the water will go out."
Zach Johnson also made an eagle at the 15th to go to # 39; shooting 65 and was tied for 11th under the age of 11 in a group by Patrick Rodgers (61). (Reciting Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Ian Ransom)