Date: July 01, 2018
Author: Martin Blake

Gibson on verge of big triumph

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Australia’s Rhein Gibson has given himself a chance of securing his PGA Tour card for next season as he contends in the Tour’s Lincoln Land Championship at Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Illinois.

Gibson, 33, who spent 2015-16 on the main tour, is tied for the lead at 19-under with Kramer Hickok of the United States through three rounds.

The man from Lismore in New South Wales, who has spent more than a decade in America,  shot 65 in the third round.

A victory would send him inside the top five on the Web money list, with the top 25 at the end of the season qualifying for their cards on the PGA Tour.

He is currently ranked 25th.

 Meanwhile in the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac near Washington, Marc Leishman continues to show a return to form.

The Victorian moved into the top 10 with a third-round 69, one-under par.

Abraham Ancer of Mexico and Francesco Molinari of Italy will go into the final round sharing the lead, although many eyes will be focused on former world No. 1 Tiger Woods, who also is in the top 10.

Woods four consecutive birdies on the front nine to move into sight of the lead but hit a lull on the back side to end up tied-10th.