Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño smoothed a bogey-free 4-under-par 33-33=66 in the third round of The Greenbrier Classic to reach the three-quarter pole at 7-under 203, four strokes back of the clubhouse leader Jason Bohn.
Fernández-Castaño began the year at No. 104 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has cratered to No. 291 entering his second Greenbrier Classic (T64/2014). The 34-year-old sits 178th in the FedExCup standings, missing 15 cuts on 22 starts, with a season-best T16 at the AT&T Byron Nelson, his only top-25 finish of his 2014-15 campaign. GFC began his third round at 3-under (T50) and six swings off the pace. The Spaniard split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 15 greens in regulation, converting on just three for a -1.357 strokes gained: putting at the time he signed his card. In fairness, he only missed one scoring chance from inside of 10 feet. His four-birdie set included three the conventional way, with a long of 4'8" at the par-5 12th, and one of the zero-putt variety, holing out from the rough 15'9" right of the target at the fourth, his only circle on his outward half. The 34-year-old sits T16 with play still in progress, up 34 places on the day.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 02:34:00 PM