Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Laird and Cantlay maintain lead in third round


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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Laird and Cantlay maintain lead in third round

The Scottish Golfer Martin Laird along with the American Patrick Cantlay share the provisional leadership of the tournament Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, of the PGA Tour, at the completion of the third round and adding 193 (-20), two advantage over four other players who reached 195 impacts (-18). The Chilean Joaquin Niemann and the colombian Sebastian Muñoz remained in the 40th position, while the Argentine Emiliano Grillo fell 35 positions.

Americans Matthew Wolf, Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman and Austin Cook were the ones who occupied the third place of the provisional classification.

The Mexican Abraham Ancer, who delivered a signed card of 65 strokes (-6) was placed in ninth place along with four other players who added 197 (-16) which also gives them options to fight for the title in the fourth and last round to be played tomorrow, Sunday, at the TPC private golf club in Summerlin (Las Vegas).

Laird and Cantlay finished the third round with a signed card of 65 strokes (-6) which was enough for both to continue at the top of the standings.

Both achieved their first victory on the PGA Tour in this tournament, they have also lost in two playoffs, and therefore they know perfectly the field and the opportunities that the field offers to get birdies.

Laird was perfect on the round with an eagle (hole 9) and four birdies, while also finishing without fail with six birdies.

But the best record of the day was taken by Wolf at the end of the round with 61 strokes (-10) after delivering a signed card of three eagles and four birdies, which allowed him to regain 37 positions and climb to third place.

Although it would be Canadian Adam Hadwin, who would have the highest number of positions won, no less than 47, after registering 62 hits (-9) and adding 197 hits (-16) that placed him in ninth place, the same that Ancer reached.

Hadwin took full advantage of the opportunities the field offered to make birdies and had seven in addition to landing an eagle.

While Ancer finished the tour with seven birdies and one bogey, which leaves him in the fight for the title.

The Chilean Joaquín Niemann remained consistent to deliver a signed card of 67 strokes (-4) after making five birdies and one bogey, which left him with 201 impacts (-14), forty in the provisional classification, since he shared with seven other players.

While Colombian Sebastián Muñoz was in the same line as Niemann by achieving 68 hits (-3) after he had a course full of extremes as reflected by the fact that he got an eagle, five birdies, a double bogey and two bogeys.

Muñoz adds 203 strokes (-10) that allowed him to gain six positions and place himself in position 50 of the provisional classification.

The great loser of the Latin American golfers was the Argentine Emiliano Grillo who dropped 35 positions after delivering a signed card of 72 hits (+1) and added 205 hits (-8) to occupy the 61st position that he shares with the American Matt Kuchar.

Grillo, who has gone from more to less, was perfect in the first half of the round with four consecutive birdies from hole 6 to hole 9, but in the second, he committed a bogey at 15 and a double bogey at 16, which they sank it down the rankings.


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