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Russell Henley settled for a bogey-free 33-34=67 in the third round of the Sony Open, but is no longer alone atop the leaderboard.

It's no surprise the rookie cooled off after opening with back-to-back 63s, and he is now joined by 18-hole leader and fellow rookie Scott Langley at 17-under 193. The duo is three clear of Tim Clark and share the 54-hole scoring record at the Sony Open. Henley got on the board with a 17'7" birdie on the second and added another from 9'2" on the eighth. He would have to wait until the 18th for his third, and final birdie when he two-putted the par-5 18th. With 54 holes complete, he has just one bogey on the card.
Sat, Jan 12, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Kevin Chappell signed for a 4-under-par 34-33=67 after today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to join the 54-hole lead of Troy Merritt at 14-under 199.

Playing in the penultimate pairing, Chappell began Moving Day at 10-under (T2) and just one shot back of 36-hole leader Ryo Ishikawa. On his round, he circled five birdies to camouflage a lone bogey at the par-3 16th, three-putting from 30 feet nine inches. The 29-year-old's set featured all five conversions from inside 10 feet, including a long of 9'2" at the par-4 10th. After circling birdie at 17, he had a chance from 8'4" at the last for the birdie-birdie finish and outright lead, but missed left. Chappell has a pair of T8s on 21 starts to his season, the latest coming at the John Deere Classic in mid-July. He's yet to win on the PGA TOUR in 135 career starts.
Aug 1 - 5:49 PM

Pontus Widegren hung up a 5-under-par 33-34=67 in Saturday's third round at the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI and leads by one shot with 18 to play.

Fuelled by eagle-3s at the third and seventh, the Swede now sits at 16-under 200 and leads on his own after sharing top spot at halfway with Sam Walker, who fell back to T7 following a 1-over 73. Scott Henry and Roope Kakko are Widegren's nearest challengers at 15-under while it's a stroke further back to Brandon Stone in solo fourth. Be forgiven for not knowing anything about the 24-year-old. Widegren hasn't even won on the Challenge Tour, never mind the main European Tour and is ranked 567th in the world. However, he did finish T24 in this event last year and was T5 in a Challenge Tour event in France last week. Looking ahead to the final round, the UCLA grad said, "It’s been my dream since I was a kid to play on The European Tour and to compete, like where I am now, so I’m very happy to be here and hopefully I can have a good day."
Aug 1 - 5:34 PM

Marc Warren eagled the 19th hole to beat Tyrrell Hatton and secure his place in the last four of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play at Murcar Links GC in Scotland.

After Hatton had stayed alive by chipping in for birdie at 18, Warren finally slammed the door shut by holing his second shot from 59 yards to seal victory with an eagle-2. In a match with several twists, Hatton went 3up after just five holes before Scotsman Warren won five of the next six -- four with birdies -- to turn the match around. The 34-year-old was still 2up with three to play but eventually needed victory via a playoff after Hatton won 16 and 18. Warren, who will play Kiradech Aphibarnrat (a 2&1 winner over Michael Hoey) in the last four, said, "To be fair it was one of the most bizarre matches I have ever been involved in. It started on the first with poor tee shots from both of us into a bunker and he ended up holing out from 100 yards for a birdie. He hit two other chips in after that, one into 18 to go to extra holes and I guess it was just my turn at the 19th to hole out." England's David Howell will play Sweden's Robert Karlsson in the other semi-final.
Aug 1 - 5:14 PM

Troy Merritt fired a 10-under-par 31-30=61 in today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to post a record-setting, 54-hole tally of 14-under 199, good for the early clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Merritt co-leads with Kevin Chappell .

Merritt carded six birdies over his first two rounds at RTJ Golf Club and nearly doubled that total on Moving Day, circling 11 birdies on his record-breaking loop. The 29-year-old's 61 set several tournament records, including: Best 18-hole score (previously 62 by Anthony Kim/2009, Hunter Mahan/2009 and Nick Watney/2011); and best 54-hole aggregate (200 by Tom Pernice Jr./2008, Anthony Kim/2009, Tiger Woods/2009 and Justin Rose/2010). His 11-birdie total was the most he's carded in a single round (281 career rounds) and his 61 tied a career low (2015 RBC Heritage/round two). Merritt began the day at 4-under (T35) and seven shots adrift. He landed 16 greens in regulation and his 11 conversions included five straight to open the round and four consecutive on Nos. 12-15. Remarkably, Merritt squared a bogey as well, three-putting from 37'5" on the par-5 eighth.
Aug 1 - 2:24 PM

Michael Hoey blitzed Gregory Havret 7&6 on Saturday morning to reach the quarter-finals of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play in Scotland.

The Northern Irishman was an unstoppable force in this last 16 clash at Murcar Links GC in Aberdeen and reached the turn 6up on his French opponent after five front-nine birdies. Havret's only success came at the fourth hole where he made eagle. Both players recorded double bogey-6s at the 10th before sharing pars at 11 and Hoey closed out the contest with a winning birdie-3 at the 12th. As a former winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Hoey is a fine exponent of links golf and this victory follows an emphatic 5&4 win over Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg in the last 32. He'll now play Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat (a 4&3 winner over Thomas Aiken) in the last eight. The other quarter-finals this afternoon are: Robert Karlsson v Richie Ramsay, David Howell v Chris Wood, Marc Warren v Tyrrell Hatton.
Aug 1 - 6:42 AM

Patton Kizzire torched Golf Club at Thanksgiving Point for a 10-under-par 29-33=62 in today's second round of the Utah Championship.

The Web.com Tour's money leader hit 15 greens in regulation and connected for 12 birdies. That equals the most in a single round in Web.com Tour history. It's the sixth occurrence and first since Luke Guthrie in the opening round of the 2012 Cox Classic. Kizzire circled seven going out on the back side, including five in a row at one point. After reaching bogey-free 9-under through 14 holes, he double-bogeyed the par-4 sixth hole, and then walked off with three more birdies. At 15-under 129, he's four shots clear of overnight leader Kelly Kraft, who traded four birdies with two bogeys en route to a 2-under 35-35=70. Four golfers are five strokes in arrears of the 36-hole lead. Despite Kizzire's success in this his first year on the circuit, he entered this week winless in 20 career starts.
Jul 31 - 10:59 PM

Nick Watney completed 36 holes of the Quicken Loans National in even-par 70-72=142, missing the cut by two strokes.

Playing alongside Tiger Woods as Watney did for the first two rounds can have its drawbacks, but the 2011 champion has struggled putting four rounds together for several months, so it's impossible to know if the grouping (that also included Bill Haas) was a distraction. Watney split 18 (of 28) fairways and hit 25 greens in regulation but traded seven birdies with seven bogeys. Other notables who missed the cut include: 141--Fabian Gomez; Gary Woodland; Daniel Summerhays; Scott Pinckney; Martin Laird; Andy Sullivan ... 142--Sangmoon Bae; Sean O'Hair; Johnson Wagner; Stewart Cink ... 143--Scott Brown ... 145--John Senden ... 146--Chris Stroud; Stephen Gallacher ... 147--Daniel Berger.
Jul 31 - 7:10 PM

Overnight co-leader Ryo Ishikawa walked off his second round of the Quicken Loans National in style, burying a birdie try from 31 feet to score 3-under-par 36-32=68 and post 11-under 131 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the lead.

Ishikawa closed with three consecutive birdies, in fact. His penultimate rolled 12'10" at the par-4 17th hole. He collected seven birdies on the day, including respective conversions from 20'3" and 10'5" at Nos. 1 and 6 to help offset four bogeys, including a pair of three-putts. At last check, he co-led the field in eagles (one; the hole-in-one in the opener) and birdies (13) and leads in putts per greens in regulation (1.552). The Bashful Prince also ranks inside the top 10 in both strokes-gained stats. He's piped 19 (of 28) fairways and hit 29 GIR. Ishikawa will be gunning for his first PGA TOUR title this weekend in his 116th start. He's one stroke clear of Kevin Chappell and Rickie Fowler.
Jul 31 - 6:44 PM

Alex Noren did not commit to next week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Noren joins Rory McIlroy (ankle) and Chris Kirk (hand) among the eligible taking a pass. The Swede qualified when he won the Nordea Masters in early June, but he hasn't pegged it anywhere since missing the cut at the U.S. Open in what is his only start since the win. Noren also withdrew early from The Open Championship, but details as to why have not surfaced.
Jul 31 - 5:38 PM

Billy Hurley III added a 1-under-par 38-32=70 in today's second round of the Quicken Loans National to post 2-under 140 at the midpoint, low enough to make the cut.

Hurley III's ball-striking guided him to both red numbers at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club thus far. He split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation today en route to three birdies against two bogeys. His longest conversion ran 15'3" at the par-4 13th hole. In better news, BH3's father has been found. This is the entire press release from the Police Department in Leesburg, Virginia, where a missing person report was filed: "Willard (Bill) Hurley was located safe and sound this afternoon in Texas after a citizen recognized him from earlier media releases. The citizen contacted the local police department who responded to confirm his identity. Mr. Hurley left his residence in Leesburg on Sunday July 19, 2015 and was reported as missing by his family on Monday July 27, 2015. Mr. Hurley stated to our Detective that he is fine physically and is simply travelling. Mr. Hurley did not wish to reveal the reasons behind his departure."

Sam Walker posted a bogey-free 6-under-par 33-33=66 to share the halfway lead at the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI with Sweden's Pontus Widegren.

The duo share top spot on 11-under 133 and are a shot in front of first-round leader Antonio Hortal, who added a 71 to his opening 63. Walker was fast out of the gates with birdies at three of his opening four holes before staying steady in the strong winds with a run of 10 pars. He made another jump with a chip-in eagle-2 at 6 and added another birdie at 7 before completing a clean card with a pair of pars. The Englishman split only 8 (of 14) fairways at Clube de Golf do Santo da Serra on Friday but found 14 greens in regulation and was 4-for-4 in scrambling. Walker is a three-time Challenge Tour winner and clearly has a comfort level this week despite the tournament officially being classed as a full European Tour event. "It was tough out there," said the 37-year-old. "But if you played with the wind a little bit you’d create some chances and that's what I did. I play with a fade so I can use the wind to my advantage a little more than other people."
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