Jason Kokrak twirled a 3-under-par 34-34=68 in the third round of the RBC Heritage to reach the three-quarter pole on 6-under 207, up eight on the live leaderboard to T3 and good for the 54-hole clubhouse lead. UPDATE: With play completed, Kokrak is T2, one back of 54-hole leader Luke Donald, whom he'll be paired with in the final round.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, resident began Moving Day on 3-under (T11) and three adrift of a trio of co-leaders after opening his fifth RBC in 71 and bogey-free 68. His 68 in R2 was one of only four blemish-free laps recorded this week thru 36 holes and dating back to last year's T18, has now put six straight in the par-or-better column. The 30-year-old striped eight (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation, and at last check, leads the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green with a cumulative 8.825, including 2.884 in R3. He circled birdies on Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 15 from inside 13 feet, with a lone 3-putt bogey (from 50'1") at the par-4 eighth. Kokrak led the Northern Trust in Feb. after 36 holes, eventually finishing T2.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 05:00:00 PM