Emiliano Grillo is third at RBC Heritage after a 2-under-69 third round and will start this Sunday six strokes behind leader Stewart Cink, who maintains a steady pace at Harbor Town Golf Lins in Hilton Head, South Carolina. .
The Argentine, who totals 201 shots (-12), had a positive day, where he maintained his good game from the tee, which allowed him to have many birdie chances throughout the round.
“Today was a bit more complicated, I wanted to stay without bogeys, but it was still a very solid day and when I made a mistake I quickly recovered with a birdie. “Said the Argentine who seeks to repeat what his compatriot José Cóceres did 20 years ago, when he won in this field.
Grillo’s first hit came on hole 6, after not taking advantage of the two par-5s on the first leg. In the short par-4 of the 9 the Argentine also made a birdie after a great shot from the bunker.
On the return leg he alternated hits and misses, with two excellent birdies on 13 and 16, but his misses from the tee on 12 and 14 gave him the only two bogeys of the championship.
Regarding the six-shot advantage that he has to discount with the leader, the Chaco replied, “I know that Stewart is playing great golf with few errors, so it will be difficult to reach tomorrow. But for this we play, to have the chance on Sunday and I will try to do my best and in case I make a mistake, I will have a chance to win ”.
Cink scored 69 in the third round and has 195 (-18), a record for the 54 holes in this event. The second place goes to Collin Morikawa, who this Saturday closed with four birdies in the last six holes and is five strokes behind Cink.
The other two Latinos who made it through the qualifying cut tied for 17th place, with (-8). Camilo Villegas scored 68, with four birdies and one bogey, while Ancer stumbled on the 17th hole with a double bogey to close with 70 shots.