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Sergio Garcia Tied For The Lead Heading Into Final Round

Sports Betting News - August 23rd, 2009 - Written by Bruce

Sergio Garcia shot a brilliant 64 in the third round of the Wyndam Championship, to tie Chris Riley for the lead at -15 heading into Sunday's final round. The two golfers shared the lead at -13 when play was stopped due to darkness on Saturday. The tournament has been filled with bad weather, with over nine hours of weather delays over the first three rounds. Both Garcia and Riley had eight holes remaining in their third rounds when play was stopped on Saturday. Garcia got off to hot start when play resumed by recording three birdies in his first five holes. A bogey on the par four 17th hole snapped a streak of 38 consecutive holes without a bogey for Garcia. Chris Riley birdied the 15th and 16th holes to shoot a four under 66, leaving him tied with Garcia heading into the fourth round. Sitting two strokes back in third place is American Bill Haas who shot a third round 66 leaving him at -13 for the tournament. The five golfers tied for fourth place at -12 are Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Steve Marino, Michael Allen, and Kevin Stadler.

Chris Riley opened his third round with a remarkable eagle on the par four 1st hole. From 165 yards away, Riley hit a beautiful nine iron which ended up in the hole. His four under round left him tied atop the leader board for the second straight day. He shared the second round lead with Ryan Moore and Jeff Maggert at -11. Moore shot a third round 70, which left him tied with three other golfers. The most notable of the group at -11 is Fred Couples who has played beautifully all week. Couples has shot rounds of 66, 66, and 67 to put him in contention with 18 holes to play. The current U.S. President's Cup Captain got off to a great start in his third round. Couples birdied four of his first eight holes, which put him in a position to try to pick up his first win in six years.

When play began on Sunday, Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley were both tied with eight holes remaining in their third rounds. Both golfers played the holes at two under par which once again left them tied atop the leader board. The 10th hole in the third round was pivotal for these two, as Riley made a bogey while Garcia rolled in a 33 foot birdie foot. The two shot swing pulled Garcia in a tie with Riley for the lead. Twelve golfers will be within four shots of the lead when the final round gets under way on Sunday. Sergio Garcia and Chris Riley will try to hold off a group of talented golfers all fighting to win the 2009 Wyndham Championship.

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