Date: July 03, 2016
Author: Martin Blake

Chalmers with chance for groundbreaker

Greg Chalmers has a chance to rid himself of a dubious record today.

The man from Perth has the longest non-winning streak of active US PGA Tour players at 385 starts.

But 42-year-old lefty Chalmers is leading the Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club by six points going into the final round.

A win today in the modified stableford event and he will have a start in the Open Championship at Royal Troon, and a two-year exemption to play on the main tour in America. Right now, he has only conditional status.

Chalmers, a two-time Australian Open champion,  had seven birdies and a bogey for a 15-point round and 39-point total on Saturday.

The scoring system awards eight points for albatross, five points for eagle, two points for birdie and deducts a point for bogey and three points for double bogey or worse.

The Western Australian acknowledged he needs to stay in the moment tomorrow.

"It's a necessity at this level if you want to be successful,'' he said. "There's a long way to go, and there's  plenty of players capable of shooting a lot of points out here. I'll get out there tomorrow with that first tee shot and get after it.''

Meanwhile in China, Australia's Max McCardle finished second in the PGA Tour China's Wanda Open, to move to fourth on the money list.