Here’s a recap of the third spherical of the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course in Napa, Calif.:
LEADING: Tyler Duncan, the little-recognized 18-gap co-chief and 36-gap solo chief, held his nerve Saturday. The 28-yr-previous Tour rookie remained within the lead after the third spherical in Napa because of a 1-beneath seventy one. He’s 14 underneath general for the event, one away from the sector. Duncan is a Purdue grad in simply his second profession PGA Tour begin. Duncan was thirty first on the Net.com Tour cash listing in 2017 however earned his 2017-18 Tour card because of T-5, T-12 and T-24 showings through the Net.com Tour Finals (which acquired him a prime-25 end on that cash record, what he wanted to safe a card). We’ll reiterate, as Duncan missed the minimize in his solely different PGA Tour begin (the 2015 U.S. Open), a win or something near it might be fairly a turnaround this week.
Duncan started Saturday with a birdie however fought from there, posting 4 bogeys towards 4 extra birdies to return in at seventy one. His spherical ended by him draining a ten-footer for par to remain within the solo lead. Duncan has by no means gained on a PGA Tour-sanctioned occasion.
CHASING: Chesson Hadley, a day after a course-document sixty one, stays regular because of a 70. He’s solo second at thirteen underneath. Brendan Steele, the defending champion and an 18-gap co-chief, bogeys 18 to shoot seventy two and sit in a tie for third at 12 underneath. Bud Cauley shoots sixty six to leap 12 spots to a tie for third at 12 beneath. Emiliano Grillo (third-spherical sixty eight) and Graham DeLaet (sixty nine) are tied for fifth at eleven beneath. Phil Mickelson posts a sixty eight and is 10 beneath and in a tie for seventh with one spherical to go. The left-hander has not gained on the PGA Tour since 2013. Invoice Haas can also be T-7 at 10 underneath.
SHOT OF THE DAY: Depart it to Mickelson to amaze within the first occasion of the 2017-18 PGA Tour season.
This unbelievable strategy led to an unlikely birdie.
QUOTABLE: To return…
SHORT SHOTS: Kevin Na shoots sixty six to maneuver up 34 spots to a tie for eleventh at 9 beneath. … Harold Varner III can also be tied for eleventh at 9 underneath after a 3rd-spherical 70. … Ted Potter Jr. shoots sixty five to maneuver up forty nine spots to a tie for seventeenth at eight beneath. … Zach Johnson sits in a tie for twenty first at 7 underneath. … Bryson DeChambeau strikes up 34 spots to T-21 after a Saturday sixty seven. … Maverick McNealy is in a tie for forty sixth at four beneath in his professional debut. … John Daly fires a 3rd-spherical seventy one and is tied for 63rd at 2 underneath.