Arjun Atwal provides away early features, slips in third spherical of 3M Open golf

Blaine (US), July 26

India’s Arjun Atwal squandered early momentum within the third spherical, registering a mediocre even-par 71 rating to slide to tied 62nd on the 3M Open golf event right here.

Two chip-in birdies gave Atwal the momentum he wanted firstly of the third spherical, however was unable to maintain it going.

He started with a flourish with three birdies in his first six holes on the again aspect of the course, however he not solely gave away these features on 18th, first and third, however was additionally unable to get any extra birdies to slide from from T-51 to T-62 on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski, enjoying collectively within the third spherical, shot 68 every and can as soon as once more play the ultimate spherical collectively. The duo is tied at 15-under on the TPC Twin Cities.

Atwal hit 11 of the 18 greens in regulation whereas ending even for the day and two-under for the event.

Starting from the 10th, Atwal hit a 300 yard drive on the 593-yard par-5 12th after which chipped to 2 ft, which he rolled for one-putt birdie.

Atwal missed the inexperienced on his first shot on the 228-yard par-Three fourth however chipped in from 13 yards for a birdie to get to two-under for the spherical.

On the 451-yard par-4 15th gap, after a drive to the left tough, Atwal chipped in his third to get to three-under for the spherical. There had been no extra birdies thereafter.

On 18th, he went into water and ended with a bogey and on the 416-yard par-Four first, Atwal missed his par putt from 5 ft, ending with a 3-putt bogey.

A 3rd bogey got here on the 501-yard par-Four third regardless of a 306 yard drive. Atwal chipped his third shot to 9 ft, from the place he two-putted for a 3rd bogey.

Werenski, who fell three pictures behind Thompson at one stage, birdied three of the final 4 holes on Saturday to erase a four-stroke deficit and meet up with Thompson for a share of the lead. 

Thompson, four-under by 12 together with a hat-trick from fifth to seventh, dropped a shot on 17th for his 68.

Charl Schwartzel carded 66 within the third spherical, pulling even with Tony Finau (69) for third place at 13-under, whereas Max Homa (64) rose properly to fifth at 12-under.

A win for both Thompson or Werenski will earn them a spot into subsequent week’s 2020 WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational. Also the highest two gamers (not in any other case exempt) within the prime 10 and ties can be invited to the 2020 US Open.

Thompson has made simply two bogeys by the primary three rounds, greatest for any participant within the subject, whereas Werenski has held at the very least a share of the lead after every spherical this week.

Defending champion Matthew Wolff, T-13 at 10-under, is hoping to turn out to be the primary participant to win his first two PGA TOUR titles on the identical occasion since Daniel Berger received back-to-back in Memphis (2016 and 2017). PTI

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