Alex Cejka rebounded to post a third-round 3-under par 35-32=67 at The RSM Classic and sit solo fourth on 11-under 201, five strokes off the pace of 54-hole leader Kevin Kisner.
Whatever the opposite of course horse is, that would be the term for Cejka at Sea Island Resort. In three prior RSM appearances, he hadn't completed 72 holes, missing two cuts and finishing T86/MDF in 2012. However, three starts ago at the Shriners he finished T2, playing the weekend in 66-66. It may have been good enough for a six-way playoff were it not for Smylie Kaufman's 10-under 61 to steal the show by one. Of course, Cejka's only TOUR victory came in a five-man playoff at the 2015 Puerto Rico Open, so one can only speculate. The 44-year-old's 67 on Saturday was his third straight on that number. He played his final nine in bogey-free 3-under, circling birdies at 13, 15 and 16. Of note, Cejka has now played his inward nines bogey-free in each of his rounds this week. Thru 54 holes, he's fifth in driving accuracy and T6 in greens, with both stats registering over 80 percent.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 05:49:00 PM