Chad Collins carded a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to post 10-under 200, one stroke back of four players who share the top spot.
Collins began his day at 8-under (T3) and one swing off the pace, and after three birdies against one bogey, he remains one stroke in arrears. The 36-year-old circled par breakers on Nos. 3, 6 and 10, squaring his lone bogey at the par-4 seventh. His 16'5" birdie roll at the par-3 third was his longest conversion, the other two coming from inside six feet. The story on Collins' round however, were his par putts, including from 13'3" at the 15th, and from 12'6" at the par-5 12th after his approach shot found the water. For his efforts, the 36-year-old striped 13 (of 14) fairways and landed 12 greens in regulation playing in the penultimate pairing with Bryce Molder. Collins, who entered the week 110th in the FedExCup standings, has a season-best T11 (Shell Houston Open) on 18 starts and inclusive of this week, has now made nine consecutive cuts on TOUR. His career-best (122 starts) is T4 at the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 07:57:00 PM