(Reuters) – Tony Finau made a very good par-save on the final to enroll in Henrik Stenson and Jon Rahm on the most sensible of the leaderboard after the 3rd spherical of the Hero International Problem within the Bahamas on Saturday.
Finau recovered from an early bogey to card a five-under-par 67, whilst midway co-leaders Stenson and Rahm shot matching 69s at Albany at the island of New Windfall.
At 13-under 203, the trio headed Gary Wooded area through two strokes with one spherical closing on the event, which boasts a robust box however isn’t an respectable PGA Excursion cash tournament.
Event host Tiger Woods signed for a 72 to deliver up the rear within the 18-man box. He has made a double-bogey or worse in every of the 3 rounds to this point.
A average breeze made for fairly tough scoring prerequisites with a 66 the most efficient of the day, carded through each Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed.
Finau took good thing about his energy to birdie 4 of the 5 par-fives but it surely used to be a deft contact on the par-four 18th that inspired up to the rest he did.
After a deficient 2d shot left his ball in a difficult spot within the tough, he flopped a gentle restoration shot to 12 ft and sank the putt to avoid wasting par.
“I took care of the par-fives, and in this golfing direction, we
have 5 of them, I feel that’s what it’s a must to do to play smartly,” stated Finau, making his debut within the tournament.
Swede Stenson leads the sector in birdies, fairways hit and vegetables in legislation however he stated there used to be nonetheless room for growth.
“I’ve hit some sensible photographs however I wouldn’t say I’m firing 100 %,” he stated.
“It’s slightly little bit of a combat from time to time. I’m simply seeking to do the most efficient I will be able to and retaining a just right perspective.
“I’ve achieved that to this point and I intend to do the similar the next day to come to peer if we will be able to be there on the finish when it issues.”
Spaniard Rahm used to be upset to not have the only real lead after a birdie putt on the final did not drop.
“You get a bitter style to your mouth while you lip-out on 18,” he stated.
“On the identical time, three-under (on Saturday), tied for the lead, I might have taken it at first of the week.”
Reporting through Andrew Each in Cary, North Carolina, modifying through Ed Osmond/Peter Rutherford