Date: September 06, 2007

Badds remains in touch

Australian Aaron Baddeley is still in the hunt after the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship after carding a one-under-par 70 to be three shots off the lead in Boston. The man he and the rest of the field have to catch is American Brett Wetterich, who is one stroke clear of compatriot Arron Oberholser on 12-under. Also looming large are big guns Phil Mickelson and the world&aposs best player Tiger Woods, who are on 11 and 10-under respectively. John Senden is on eight-under after carding his second 67 of the tournament, while fellow Australians Adam Scott (66) and Steve Elkington (70), both on seven-under, and Geoff Ogilvy (67) on six-under also feature high up on the leaderboard. Baddeley carded four birdies and three bogies after starting the day as one of three overnight leaders. While dropped shots at the 16th and 18th would not have been in the script for him, he at least fared better than fellow overnight leaders Mike Weir and Rich Beem. Beem could manage just a two-over-par 73 to drop to seven-under, six shots off the pace, while Weir struggled with five bogies as he trudged towards a 74 to fall back to six-under. Woods, who will form one half of a dream final day pairing with Mickelson, left the Tournament Players Club course an angry man after fluffing the final two holes with back-to-back three putts. At 17, it cost him a stroke, while on 18 he missed a 62-foot putt for eagle but managed to salvage par. Luckily for Woods, four birdies from the 8th till the 12th enabled him to remain in contention. Leaderboard after the third Round of The Deutsche Bank Championship, (par 71) -13 Brett Wetterich 66 68 66 -12 Arron Oberholser 69 66 66 -11 Phil Mickelson 70 64 68 -10 Tiger Woods 72 64 67, Aaron Baddeley (Australia) 67 66 70 -9 Angel Cabrera 70 69 65, Camilo Villegas 63 72 69 -8 Jason Gore 70 71 64, Bart Bryant 72 67 66, Lucas Glover 69 70 66, John Senden (Australia) 67 71 67, Steve Stricker 67 69 69, Rory Sabbatini 68 67 70 Also: -7 Adam Scott (Australia) 68 72 66, Steve Elkington (Australia) 66 70 70 -6 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 70 70 67 -5 Robert Allenby (Australia) 69 69 70 -4 Nathan Green (Australia) 72 70 67, Rod Pampling (Australia) 74 67 68