Date: April 28, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Glover stays on top in New Orleans

Lucas Glover holds a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Saturday. The American carded a round of 70 during Saturday&aposs third round to improve to 14 under overall, despite bogeying two of his final five holes at TPC of Louisiana. Glover, who is bidding to win his first title since beating counterpart Jonathan Byrd in a playoff at the 2011 Wells Fargo Championship, is well placed to end his two-year drought heading into the final round. American&aposs Kyle Stanley, Jimmy Walker, Billy Horschel and DA Points were within striking distance at the close of play. Stanley was one of Saturday&aposs best performers, firing a seven-under-par 65 which included six birdies and an eagle on the 2nd hole. Walker and Horschel both carded 66s, while Points hit a two-under 70. Kevin Stadler, winner of the 2006 Johnnie Walker Classic, was a further stroke back after birdying six of his opening nine holes during a round of 65. Swede Henrik Norlander shot a seven-under 65 to be within four shots of the lead on 10 under alongside American trio Ricky Barnes (66), Ken Looper (67) and Boo Weekley (73). Ken Duke (68), Harris English (69), Nick Watney (69), Luke Guthrie (69), Bobby Gates (70) and Justin Rose (70) were in a six-way tie on nine under at the conclusion of day three. Australian Rod Pampling holed six birdies during a round of 67 to be eight under heading into the final day, alongside the likes of Jason Dufner (67), Nicolas Colsaerts (70) and Ernie Els (72).`