Date: April 14, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Aussies remain in Masters contention

Brandt Snedeker and Angel Cabrera have both produced rounds of three under to lead by one shot heading into the final day of the Masters. World number five Snedeker carded three birdies on the back nine to complete a bogey-free 69 at Augusta National, while 2009 Masters champion Cabrera produced a much more inconsistent third round to take a share of the lead. Argentina&aposs Cabrera finished with three bogeys and six birdies, including two in the last three holes, to join Snedeker on seven under for the tournament. In a tournament that has featured a strong display from Australians, it was fitting that another moved into contention on Saturday. Adam Scott finished well to match Snedeker and Cabrera&aposs third round score with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 17th holes, and slotted into third position on six under. Scott&aposs compatriots, Marc Leishman and overnight leader Jason Day, are a further shot back. Snedeker started the third round four shots behind Day and left his run late after an even front nine. The 32-year-old American birdied the 13th, 15th and 16th holes to move into the lead with 18 holes left to play in Georgia. While Snedeker and Scott finished well, Day collapsed on the final two holes, missing birdie opportunities on both and instead carding a pair of bogeys when a blemish-free round seemed likely. The late lapse saw the 25-year-old card a one-over 73, while Leishman stayed in the hunt for the famous green jacket with an even-par 72. Matt Kuchar sits a further stroke behind in outright sixth place, while Tiger Woods carded a 70 to sit alongside South Africa&aposs Tim Clarke at three under for the tournament. Woods had been handed a two-stroke penalty before the start of the day&aposs play for an incorrect ball drop in his second round. A group of five players are another stroke behind on two under. Rickie Fowler recovered from his second-round 76 with a 70 on Saturday to join American compatriots Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk, German veteran Bernhard Langer and England&aposs Lee Westwood on two under overall.