World No. 210 Ian Poulter handed in a 2-under-par 32-37=69 after the third round of the RBC Heritage for a three-day total of 10-under 203, down two places to solo 5th, three in arrears of 54-hole leader Jason Dufner.
After kicking off in 66-68, the 41-year-old began in a two-way T3, two back of 36-hole co-leaders Graham DeLaet and Luke Donald. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he found seven (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.632 strokes off-the-tee and 0.389 approaching-the-green. The Orlando resident also lost 0.580 strokes on the green, but gained 3.006 around-the-green, the leader in the latter at 4.779. For the first two hours, he was rolling, circling holes 2, 5, 6 and 9 to turn 4-under, but lost the luster with double bogey-6 at 10 after hitting his tee ball into the water (left). Poulter dropped another at 11 (failed scramble) before finishing up with six pars and a birdie-2 at 14, pitching in from 41'4" away. Apr 15 - 6:26 PM