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Overnight co-leader Bryson DeChambeau didn't have his best stuff on Saturday but still managed a 2-under-par 37-33=70 during round three of the Puerto Rico Open, positioning himself in a share of fourth place on 13-under 202 heading into the finale.

The SMU product was fighting a two-miss miss today and needed 17 putts on his outward nine alone. On the day, he missed 11 (of 14) fairways but still managed to keep a spot inside the top 5 by day's end. With preferred lies in effect, DeChambeau was unable to take advantage since he missed 79 percent of fairways today. The 23-year-old has to feel tremendous about his current position on the leaderboard, given his loss of ball-striking today. The first-time PGA TOUR member has just one top 10 on his resume (T4, 2016 RBC Heritage) but that could easily change by tomorrow night as he enters the finale just two strokes off the pace set by Chris Stroud.
Mar 25 - 7:15 PM

Past champion Chesson Hadley settled for a 2-over-par 37-37=74 in round three of the Puerto Rico Open to give him a three-day tally of 2-under 214, making him one (of 10) golfers to miss out on the secondary cut this week.

The 2014 Puerto Rico Open champion started the week with rounds of 69-71=140. He failed to find his approach game today, finding just nine greens in regulation, despite preferred lies being in effect. Playing on conditional status, he's struggled to find many starts recently as this week was just his third of the 2016-17 season. Other golfers who made the 36-hole cut but will not have a fourth-round tee time include: 213- Cyril Bouniol, Richy Werenski, Greg Owen, Tag Ridings; 214- Jonas Blixt, Tyrone van Aswegen, Jonathan Byrd; 215- Fabrizio Zanotti, Joel Dahmen
Mar 25 - 7:03 PM

Overnight co-leader Bill Lunde maintained a steady pace in round three of the Puerto Rico Open, firing a 3-under-par 35-34=69, entering Sunday's finale just one stroke off the pace at 14-under 202.

Lunde started the day in a three-way tie at the top with Bryson DeChambeau and D.A. Points. He did not look air tight throughout the round today, three-putting for bogey at the par-4 seventh and backing it up with another bogey at the par-3 eighth. Despite the poor stretch, he remained calm to land 16 greens on the day. The 43-year-old has not finished inside the top 20 since a T7 at the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship. currently playing on conditional status, tomorrow poses a good opportunity for Lunde to collect a big finish and possibly earn a start at next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 25 - 6:51 PM

Overnight co-leader D.A. Points steadied a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during round three of the Puerto Rico Open, placing him on 14-under 202 after day three, one stroke off the pace.

Points fired out of the gates this week, pelting 35 of the first 36 greens in regulation. He slowed that pace today, landing just 13 in his third navigation of Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. The highlight of the round came at the par-4 10th where he holed out for birdie from the off the green. Points has remained steady this week, swallowing just two bogeys on the week. The University of Illinois product will start the finale just one stroke off the leader Chris Stroud.
Mar 25 - 6:40 PM

Chris Stroud sets his eyes on a maiden TOUR win following a bogey-free, 5-under-par 33-34=67 in round three of the Puerto Rico Open, claiming sole possession of the lead on 15-under 201 heading into the finale.

The Texan managed the course nicely today with preferred lies in effect. He split 11 (of 14) fairways to give himself a good look at the flags. His approach play wasn't as tight as it could be (just 12 GIR) but his 6-for-6 scrambling effort kept his card clean. The lack of bogeys has been a trend for Stroud, who has tallied just three bogeys all week at Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. Playing on conditional status at the moment, any finish inside the top 10 would go a long way. The 34-year-old veteran has his goals set higher as he looks to secure his first TOUR title. Stroud has three career podium already on his resume, with two of them coming outside the continental United States (T3/2014 CIMB Classic; T3/2014 OHL Classic). While he owns sole possession of the lead at day's end, there are 11 golfers within three shots of the lead and 25 golfers within four strokes.
Mar 25 - 6:15 PM

New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson styled a 3-under-par 35-34=69 during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open, positioning himself two strokes off the pace at 13-under 203.

Wilkinson did not look too nervous, a day after tying the course record. He returned to Coco Beach Golf and Country Club and striped 11 (of 14) fairways today. With preferred lies in effect for a second straight day, the Kiwi was able to lift, clean, and place his ball quite frequently. That led to four birdies with offset a lone bogey. The lefty is no stranger to success at this event (T6 in 2008 debut) and he has a great chance to post another low finish, entering Sunday in a share of fourth place. The 38-year-old is still in search of his first career PGA TOUR title.
Mar 25 - 6:02 PM

Past champion Scott Brown kept his name in the mix at the Puerto Rico Open with a 3-under-par 33-36=69 during round three, claiming a spot inside the top 10 on 12-under 204.

The 2013 Puerto Rico Open champion started his week with rounds of 67-68=145 before today's navigation of Coco Beach Golf & Country Club. With preferred lies in effect, Brown would have loved to hit more than eight fairways today, but still managed to land 13 greens. His biggest asset is always the flat stick and this week is no different as he's swallowed just two bogeys despite ranking T35 in GIR percentage. The Augusta, Georgia, native will have the benefit of knowing he can get the job done at this venue, although he co-led after 54 holes back in 2013 before styling a 2-under 70 to beat the field by one stroke. Tomorrow, he'll play the role of hunter instead, as he starts three strokes off the pace.
Mar 25 - 5:52 PM

1-seed Dustin Johnson, who lost as an 8-seed in last year's quarterfinals, outlasted 8-seed Alex Noren 3-and-2 in this year's quarters of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and moves on to the semifinals where he'll face first-timer and 54-seed Hideto Tanihara, who beat 47-seed Ross Fisher 4-and-2.

This was a battle of the only two top-10 seeds that made it to the Round of 16, which was completed earlier today. Noren exits with a 4-1-0 record and a T5 in his third appearance, bettering a T17 on last visit in 2013. Overall, this was the Swede's 13th WGC event, and first top 10 (T12, 2017 HSBC). For Johnson, he improves to 5-0-0 after circling seven birdies against two bogeys. While he never trailed, building as much as a 3 UP lead two separate times (before the final margin), including when the duo reached the turn. However, beginning at No. 10, the World No. 1 lost three holes in a row, two of those with bogeys, falling all the way back to all square. He showed his moxie though, birdieing three of his next four holes, each from between four and 11 feet, ending the festivities with birdie at the par-5 16th.
Mar 25 - 5:48 PM

Local favorite Rafael Campos finds himself in contention again at the Puerto Rico Open following a 3-under-par 32-37=69 in round three, giving him a 54-hole tally of 13-under 203, good for T4 on the live leaderboard.

Last year's 18- and 36-hole leader has been right in the thick of things again this week, but hanging around just off the pace this time. Campos striped 11 (of 14) fairways today which allowed him to take full advantage of lift, clean, and place. His approach play wasn't as tight as he landed just 13 greens, four fewer than yesterday. The VCU alum has just one top 25 on the PGA TOUR (last year's T8 at this event) but he'll definitely have the local fans cheering him on tomorrow as he looks to chase down a similar result, if not better.
Mar 25 - 5:40 PM

First-timer and 54-seed Hideto Tanihara knocked out 47-seed Ross Fisher 4-and-2 in quarterfinal play at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and will square off in the Final Four against 1-seed Dustin Johnson, who dispatched 8-seed Alex Noren 3-and-2.

Fisher exits stage right with a 3-2-0 record and a T5, just shy of his best of solo 4th on debut in 2009. Tanihara, who's playing his fourth overall WGC event but first Match Play, continued his surprising romp to the semifinals. He improved to 4-0-1 and with at least a top-4 finish, may be enough to get the World No. 60 into the Masters, only his second appearance and first since 2007. The 38-year-old was 1 DOWN early to Fisher's par at the first, and all square as late as the fifth, but took the lead for good with an up-and-down birdie at the par-5 sixth. Tanihara built the lead to 5 UP thru 13 holes, two of the wins with birdies at nine and 13, gave two back after back-to-back birdies for the Englishman at 14 and 15, but closed out with a concession at the par-5 16th.
Mar 25 - 5:34 PM

Jonathan Randolph eased his way toward a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-35=68 during the third round of the Puerto Rico Open, staking out a spot inside the top 5 on 13-under 203.

The Web.com Tour grad arrived without a top 50 on the PGA TOUR since the 2015 Barbasol Championship (T39). He's on pace to easily find a top 50, but also has a chance to secure his career best on TOUR, currently a T14 at the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship (played right in his back yard at Annandale GC). There is no local knowledge this week, but Randolph is still cruising. On the week he's carded 13 birdies and an eagle. He ranks just T27 in the field with that tally of birdies, but he remains in contention by carding just two bogeys (T1 in the field). Starts have been tough to come by out of the WCT graduate reshuffle but a top 10 this week would earn him a nice chunk of FedExCup Points and also give shot at next week's Shell Houston Open.
Mar 25 - 5:31 PM

Whee Kim blitzed Coco Beach Golf and Country Club during round three of the Puerto Rico Open, piecing together a 5-under-par 34-33=67, climbing to 13-under 203 with one round to go.

Kim did not take full advantage of preferred lies today, finding just five (of 14) fairways, forcing him to play the ball down for much of the round. Despite the inaccuracies, he recovered to land 12 greens in regulation and swallow just two bogeys in the process, easily offset by a septet of birdies. Kim has been stockpiling birdies all week, accumulating 20 through three rounds so far. The 25-year-old has finished T3 on two occasions in his young PGA TOUR career and he's surely hoping to eclipse that personal best as he enters Sunday within reach of the lead.
Mar 25 - 5:09 PM

42-seed Bill Haas upended 14-seed Phil Mickelson 2-and-1 in quarterfinal action of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and advances to the Final Four against 21-seed Jon Rahm, while Mickelson departs his 13th Match Play with a 4-1-0 record and a T5, tying his previous best in 2004.

Haas never trailed in the contest, taking a 1 UP lead with an 8-footer for birdie at the par-4 first. It was all square one time, after the par-4 second, when the Hall of Famer won with par. The Wake Forest alum took the lead (for good) on the very next hole, with another birdie-3, and circled the fourth and fifth, both from inside of six feet to go 3 UP. The lead would stay the same thru nine before Lefty trimmed the margin to 2 DOWN with birdie at 10, and 1 DOWN with par at the 12th. Haas moved to 2 UP with birdie-3 at 15 and for the first time this week, Mickelson had to play the par-5 16th. He had an eagle try from 10'4" to win the hole, but slid by right. The duo headed to the par-3 17th with Haas clinging to a 2 UP lead and Haas ended it after a conventional 2-putt par.
Mar 25 - 5:04 PM

Andrew 'Beef' Johnston remained blemish-free for a second straight round at the Puerto Rico Open, styling a bogey-free, 6-under-par 34-32=66 during the third round to reach 13-under 203 and set another career low on the PGA TOUR.

The popular Englishman fired a career-low 67 in yesterday's lap of Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. He wasted no time rewriting the record books, as he clipped it by one today (33rd career TOUR round). His last bogey at this event came at the par-4 ninth during round one, a stretch of 37 straight blemish-free holes. Today's round was all set up by great play off-the-tee, striping 11 (of 14) fairways to take full advantage of lift, clean, and place. From there, he peppered 16 greens and walked off in style by splashing home a lengthy birdie putt from outside 15 feet at the par-5 18th. A three-time winner overseas (1 Euro Tour, 2 Challenge Tour), Johnston will be vying for his first PGA TOUR title tomorrow in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Mar 25 - 4:45 PM

21-seed Jon Rahm made easy work of 62-seed Soren Kjeldsen 7-and-5 in the quarterfinals of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play and advances to the semifinals against the winner of the 14-seed Phil Mickelson and 42-seed Bill Haas match. UPDATE: Rahm will face Haas who knocked out Mickelson 2-and-1.

Kjeldsen, a first-time TOUR member (though not a rookie) departs with a 4-1-0 record and a T5, his best finish in 16 overall WGC events. His previous best was T7 at the 2009 CA Championship. Rahm, also a first-time member though not a rookie, went for T3 in his WGC debut three weeks ago in Mexico (his last start), so he has a chance to beat that on Sunday. Once again, the Spaniard did not trail in the match, taking a 1 UP lead with par at the first and 2 UP with birdie-3 at three (from 9'2"). He went 3 UP with eagle at the par-5 sixth (from 4'5") and won the eighth with par. The 21-year-old extended to 4 UP with his fifth par breaker at the 10th, 6 UP with another birdie at the par-5 12th (from 11'9") and closed out with a hole and match concession at the par-4 13th.
Mar 25 - 4:25 PM


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