Date: January 20, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Aussies off the pace at Humana

Scott Stallings will go into the final day at the Humana Classic with a five-stroke lead after shooting a nine-under 63 on Saturday as the Australian contingent struggled to make an impression. That wasn&apost the case for Stallings, though, as he made the most of some perfect conditions in the Coachella Valley by posting two eagles in his round as he aims for a third career win on the PGA Tour when play gets underway on Sunday. Stallings&apos impressive day finds him sitting pretty atop the leaderboard at 22-under, five strokes ahead of playing partner John Rollins, who is tied for second alongside Stewart Cink, Roberto Castro, Charles Howell III and Charley Hoffman. A group of eight players are tied for seventh on 16-under including Brian Stuard, who carded the day&aposs best score, a ten-under round of 62. Aaron Baddeley, meanwhile, was the best of the Australian players at Coachella, posting a two-under 70 on Saturday to be at 14 under for the tournament, eight strokes off the pace. Baddeley is one stroke ahead of Greg Chalmers (71), Alistair Presnell (65) and Steven Bowditch (67), who are all on 13 under, while Geoff Ogilvy (70), Matt Jones (69) and Stuart Appleby (68) are a further two strokes back and a long way off the pace.