Date: September 02, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Garcia in control in Boston

Sergio Garcia has a two-shot lead heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship&aposs final round on Monday after a six-under 65 third round. The eight-time PGA Tour winner moved to 19 under overall after shooting five back-nine birdies to maintain his spot at the top of the leaderboard at TPC Boston. Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson remains hot on his heels after carding a five-under 66 to be Garcia&aposs closest challenger. Graham DeLaet is in hot pursuit of a maiden title on the illustrious US tour, with the Canadian tied for third at 16 under overall after a blistering nine-under 62 on Sunday. DeLaet is level with American Steve Stricker, who was similarly on fire in his third round as he signed for an eight-under 63. Another local Jason Dufner continued his clockwork-like week in Massachusetts, as he carded his third consecutive five-under 66 to be four shots from leader Garcia. Tied for fifth with PGA Championship winner Dufner is American Roberto Castro, who fell slightly off the pace with a three-under 68. Kevin Stadler is outright seventh at 14 under, while England&aposs Ian Poulter is eighth a shot further in arrears. Australians Marc Leishman and Jason Day are among a group of 10 tied for ninth spot at 12 under overall. England&aposs Brian Davis is also among the large pack seven shots from Garcia, as well as Americans Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan, Charley Hoffman, Nicholas Thompson, Scott Piercy, Keegan Bradley and Matt Kuchar. Of the big names further down the leaderboard, British Open winner Phil Mickelson is tied for 29th at eight under overall after an even-par 71. Masters champion Adam Scott is tied for 41st a shot further back, after carding a four-under 67, while world number one Tiger Woods went one over on Sunday to be six under overall and well out of contention. World number four Rory McIlroy shot his lowest round of 2013 on Sunday after finding some touch, signing for a seven-under 64 to be tied with Mickelson some 11 shots behind Garcia.