Matt Kuchar Extends His Lead in Hawaii
Matt Kuchar shot a bogey-free six-under-par 66 to increase his lead in the Sony Open on Saturday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
He’ll move into Sunday’s ultimate spherical at 18-under 192 with a two-shot edge over Andrew Putnam, whose robust get started allowed him to tie for the lead early in the 3rd spherical.
The 40-year-old Kuchar used to be three-under at the entrance aspect and regained the highest spot. He ended the spherical with six consecutive pars.
Kuchar will goal for his 2d championship in about two months after profitable the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November in Mexico.
Kuchar opened with consecutive rounds of 63 this week. He excelled with the irons once more Saturday, leaving himself birdie putts of affordable period.
Putnam pulled even with Kuchar with 3 birdies in the primary 5 holes. He had a shot for any other birdie on No. 6, however his chip from the perimeter sat simply out of doors the cup. That would have made for birdies on 3 consecutive holes.
Keith Mitchell and Chez Reavie proportion 3rd position at 14-under. Mitchell performed a bogey-free spherical of 63, together with 4 directly birdies on Nos. 7-10.
Reavie (66), who had 3 eagles Friday, used to be five-under thru 9 holes of Saturday’s spherical. Then he went thru a three-over stretch from Nos. 11-13 prior to regrouping for 2 birdies the remainder of the best way.
Bryson DeChambeau made a transfer with 63, tying his best possible ranking at the PGA Tour. He opened the spherical with birdies on each and every of the primary 3 holes.
He’s amongst a cluster of golfers at 11-under.
Corey Conners, Davis Love III, Charles Howell III, Dominic Bozzelli and Brian Stuard will all start the general spherical tied at 11-under. They all checked in with 64s.
Hudson Swafford (67), Ted Potter Jr. (68) and Marc Leishman (68) also are in the bunch at 11-under.