Kuchar extends lead at Sony Open

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13 Jan 2019, 10:47 IST
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Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar prolonged his result in two strokes after the third spherical of the Sony Open in Hawaii on Saturday.

American Kuchar – who’s chasing his first win since November – stays in management following his four-under-par 66 at Wai’alae Nation Membership in Honolulu.

Kuchar was flawless on day three, posting 4 birdies with out dropping a shot, to be the 54-hole chief at 18 underneath.

Andrew Putnam took the lead over Kuchar as the 2 started their third spherical because the one-time PGA Tour winner impressed.

Putnam carded three birdies by 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.

Kuchar maintained his lead by the again 9 as Putnam started to path by extra with a bogey on the par-4 16th. He completed with a three-under 67.

Chez Reavie (66) – who had 5 birdies by 9 holes – fell right into a two-way tie for third place (14 underneath) with Keith Mitchell (63).

Bryson DeChambeau tied his profession low spherical of 63. He used eight birdies to finish the feat, together with three on his last seven holes.

DeChambeau’s spherical jumped him up right into a nine-way tie for fifth place at 11 underneath, alongside the likes of Marc Leishman (68) and Charles Howell III (64).

Brandt Snedeker (10 underneath), Hideki Matsuyama (9 underneath) and Emiliano Grillo (9 underneath) additionally improved on their earlier rounds, whereas defending champion Patton Kizzire is sitting simply outdoors the highest 20.

Kizzire is tied for 21st place with the likes of Patrick Reed (68), Julian Etulain (68) and 2017 winner Justin Thomas, who carded a three-under-par 67.

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