Sony Open in Hawaii: Matt Kuchar stays in control after Round 3 | Golf

Matt Kuchar stays in management and is the 54-hole chief (18 underneath) on the Sony Open in Hawaii after a handful of birdies helped him retake and preserve the lead.

Kuchar, who’s chasing his first win since November, carded a 4-under 66 Saturday on the Waiʻalae Nation Membership in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, his standing atop the leaderboard was threatened by one-time winner Andrew Putnam.

Putnam took the lead over Kuchar as the 2 started their third spherical. Putnam carded three birdies via the primary 5 holes to have a one-shot lead. However, Kuchar closed out the entrance 9 with two birdies within the pair’s final three holes. He maintained his lead via the again 9 as Putnam started to path by extra with a bogey on the par-4 16th. He completed with a 3-under 67 for a event complete of 16 underneath.

Chez Reavie, who had an impressive performance Friday, fell right into a two-way tie for third place (14 underneath) with Keith Mitchell. Reavie had 5 birdies via 9 holes however after he made the flip, his scorecard was coloured with three consecutive bogeys. He completed sturdy with two extra birdies in his remaining three holes to stay in rivalry as he carded a 4-under 66.

Mitchell, who turned professional in 2014 however has but to have a win on tour, was mistake free with seven birdies besides. He continued to seek out success on the course’s par 3s. Friday, Mitchell had a hole-in-one on the seventh and rotated to card a birdie there Saturday sparking his spherical of 7-under 63.

Bryson DeChambeau

👏 @B_DeChambeau goes low.

He ties his profession low spherical with a 6️⃣3️⃣.#LiveUnderPar

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 13, 2019 ” rel=”noopener noreferrer” goal=”_blank”>tied his profession low spherical of 63. He used eight birdies to finish the feat, together with three on his remaining seven holes. DeChambeau’s spherical of 7-under 63 jumped him up right into a nine-way tie for fifth place (11 underneath).

The leaderboard noticed just a few different large names additionally transfer into the coveted top-five spot. Davis Love III shot 6-under 64 to hitch DeChambeau, in addition to Charles Howell III (6 underneath) and Marc Leishman (2-under 68).

Brandt Snedeker (10 underneath), Hideki Matsuyama (9 underneath) and Emiliano Grillo (9 underneath) additionally improved on their earlier rounds whereas Patton Kizzire, the Sony Open 2018 winner, is sitting simply exterior the highest 20. Kizzire is tied for 21st place (eight underneath) with the likes of Patrick Reed, Julián Etulain and Justin Thomas.

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