Jimmy Walker tacked on a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to put 11-under 202 on the board, two swings back of 54-hole leader Morgan Hoffmann.
Unfortunately, Walker's first bogey on the back nine this week came at the par-4 last after missing the green in regulation, one of five missed greens on the round. He came to the 18th with a share of the lead at 12-under, after circling five on the card versus two bogeys. His split included three conversions from inside of four feet, a 17-footer at the par-4 first, and a 27-footer at the par-3 fifth. The 36-year-old, who has three consecutive top-15 finishes here in Vegas, including last season's T4, began the day in a five-way tie for fifth at 9-under and one adrift. With play winding down, he's currently T3 on the leaderboard, up a mere two spots, but in prime position to add his sixth title in his 239th career start. Winless in his first 187 starts on TOUR, Walker has netted five victories over the last two seasons in his last 51 events.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 08:09:00 PM