Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 17, 2017,
Apr 17, 2017, 13:32
Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald hold a share of the lead at 10-under par heading into the weekend at the 2017 RBC Heritage.
American Dufner, the 2013 PGA Championship victor, started the third round at Hilton Head in SC three shots behind co-leaders Graham DeLaet of Canada and Englishman Luke Donald.
He was plodding along at even par Friday before dunking his second shot at the par-4 9th for an eagle.
DeLaet was second after a 69, the Canadian's third straight sub-70 round after having just five in five previous appearances here. Fred Funk (66), David Frost (68) and Brandt Jobe (70) tied for third at 10 under, and 2016 victor Woody Austin (68) and Kevin Sutherland (71) followed at 9 under. Kisner shot a five-under 66, while former US Open champ Simpson carded a 68.
Dufner got his round going with the early eagles.
DeLaet plodded through the first part of his round Friday until he dropped his approach on the 461-yard eighth hole within 15 feet and made the putt.
The setup around Harbour Town's greens is allowing players to play a variety of shots, which should help DeLaet if his ball-striking wanes. He has three career second-place finishes on the PGA Tour but has never won an individual event. He chipped in on the 18th hole to catch DeLaet.
Webb Simpson and playing partner Ian Poulter shared the lead for a while Saturday. The alligator retreated to safer waters and Poulter took double bogey. He's in good shape, as fifth place pays $260,000. "I've got a lot of friends and family that come and watch, a lot of people I know that support this tournament". The one slip from Dunne was a double-bogey on No. 13.
England's Paul Waring was third at the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam club on 8 under. Then Simpson cooled off, with 11 pars and a bogey on the 16th that dropped him two shots behind.
The 52-year-old Ames, a naturalized Canadian citizen from Trinidad, closed with a 6-under 66 for a four-stroke victory over Langer.
"I was probably the most annoying 14-year-old there was", Bryan said.
Kerr ended a 30-event victory drought since the 2015 season finale. "I'm playing golf like I really don't care, to be honest". But he rebounded a hole later to retake the lead.
Su-Yeon Jang took the Lotte Championship lead in the completion of the second round and opened a three-stroke cushion in the afternoon with a third-round seven-under 65.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Bob Tway is the first-round leader at the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Duluth, Ga. Poulter is on 10-under, following a 69, three behind the leader, Jason Dufner, with Donald one stroke further back after a 72.