Webb Simpson now has the second lowest 54-hole score in tournament history. Carl Pettersson was at 191 after 54 holes en route to his 2008 victory here at the Wyndham Championship.
Webb Simpson shot a final-round 63 in the 2010 Wyndham Championship to tie for eighth place.
Tommy Gainey played “military golf” on the front nine in today’s third round, only making one par through his first seven holes. Gainey went on to make par on 10 of his last 11 holes. Gainey had only one bogey in his first two rounds, but had three today.
Tommy Gainey’s lowest final round score during the 2011 season is 68, most recently at the Viking Classic in which he finished T-7.
The third round leader has gone on to win the Wyndham Championship 10 out of the last 12 years, but only two out of the last four.
Webb Simpson has seized the lead at the Wyndham Championship. Starting the day at nine under, he is now five under on the day and lighting up the back nine. Teeing of on #17, he has gone birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie on holes 13-16.
John Mallinger is in the clubhouse at 12 under par, tied for second with Carl Pettersson. Mallinger fired a third round 65, with seven birdies and two bogeys. It was his second straight round of 65.
Mallinger played the Wyndham Championship for the first time last year, and now in seven rounds, has never shot above 68. Last year, he fired a final round 62 to finish T3 here.
John Mallinger continues his strong round. After starting the day at -7, he posted three birdies in his first ten holes. After a bogey on #14, he has rattled off three straight birdies as he gets ready to play #18. He is the sole leader at -13 right now.
Play has resumed after a 1:04 rain delay.
The scoring average is currently 68.96. Carl Pettersson leads with 66.0.
John Daly is leading the field in driving distance, averaging 322.3 yards. The field average is 300.6.
Billy Horschel leads in greens in regulation, hitting 87.04% while the field average is 70.82%
Play has been suspended as of 4:01 pm due to severe weather in the area.
Tommy Gainey is tied for the lead at -12 through eight holes. He has only posted two pars however in his round today. He has three birdies and three bogeys.
Blly Horschel (-10 overall) posted a third round 66 to move within two strokes of the leaders this morning. Horschel saw a little bit of a roller coaster ride, with two bogeys and a birdie on the front nine before posting six birdies and a bogey on the back.
Daniel Summerhays is currently tied for the lead at -12 overall. He has two birdies as he makes the turn. Playing steady golf, he has only recorded one bogey and one eagle this week to go along with eleven birdies.
Ernie Els is -2 through seven holes today, and -11 overall for the tournament. If he shoots under par today, it will be the first time this year that he has posted three sub-70 rounds in a tournament.
Tommy Gainey has rebounded from two opening bogeys with two birdies in his last three holes to get back to -12 and a share of the lead.
Charles Howell III is -4 through 16 holes on the day and is now -10 overall. He is looking for his first top-10 finish in four tournaments after three straight Top fives.
NC State University and Grimsley High School alumnus Carl Pettersson goes into the clubhouse as the leader after shooting a 63 today for a three round total of 65-70-63=198. After shooting a 31 on the front nine on the strength of an eagle on No. 5, he continued his good play with a 32 on the back nine. In all, he finished bogey-free with an eagle and five birdies.
The 2008 champion’s 54-hole score is the second-lowest in tournament history, behind only his mark of 191 set during his championship run. Pettersson, who played collegiate golf at NC State, lives in Raleigh and sits on the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board of Directors for the Wyndham Championship.
Second round leader Tommy Gainey is off to an inauspicious start. He has bogeyed his first two holes after only posting one bogey the previous two rounds. He now finds himself one stroke behind Pettersson in a tie for second place with Ernie Els after rallying to birdie the par three third.
On moving day, Brendon De Jonge made one of the biggest so far. Starting at -4 for the day, De Jonge shot 30 on the front nine, including consecutive birdies on holes four through seven. A double bogey on #13 momentarily stopped his assault on the course, but he quickly recovered with birdies on #15 and #17. He is now -9, three strokes back of the leader.
Kyung-tae Kim matched De Jonge’s charge. Starting at -4, Kim posted three birdies before bogeys on #6 and #7 knocked him back down. Kim recovered with 4 birdies and a 31 total on the back nine. He is -9 overall for the tourney.