Australian veteran Cameron Percy has charged into rivalry going into the ultimate spherical of the US PGA Tour event within the Domincan Republic.
Nonetheless searching for a maiden win on the tour, the 47-year-old Percy shot a five-under 67 third spherical with six birdies and a chip-in eagle to leap right into a share of fourth place within the Corales Puntacana Championship on Saturday.
That left him 4 pictures behind Ben Martin (70), who’s at 14 below and leads by two from fellow American Chad Ramey (69), with Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas an additional shot again in third after a 65.
With lots of the world’s greatest gamers concerned within the WGC Match Play in Texas this week, this occasion presents a fantastic opporunity for some lesser lights to shine and probably break by way of to win.
Percy has proven another current good kind, ending tied seventh within the Puerto Rico Open earlier within the month.
Martin had 5 birdies and three bogeys because the wind dropped a bit at Corales Golf Course on Saturday.
“Not a 66, however 2 below, I felt prefer it was strong,” Martin mentioned. “Not kind of being in a closing pairing in I do not bear in mind when, so a little bit little bit of nerves like to start out the spherical.’
The 34-year-old received the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Youngsters Open for his lone PGA Tour title.
“On the finish of the day, actually, I’ll hold doing what I have been making an attempt to do all week, which is simply get pleasure from being on the market, not attempt too onerous and kind of see what occurs on the finish,” Martin mentioned.
Three-time tour winner Vegas’s 65 was the perfect spherical of the week.
“Being Venezuelan, having plenty of Venezuelans which have migrated to right here to the Dominican Republic, it is truly a fantastic really feel form of having that residence really feel to it,” Vegas mentioned. “It has been enjoyable, it has been a enjoyable week. It is at all times a fantastic place for me right here.”
Percy is tied with Martin Coach (67), Thomas Detry (68), David Lipsky (68) and Nate Lashley (69).
With the event being performed reverse the Match Play occasion, the winner can be exempt into the US PGA Championship however not the Masters.