Date: October 21, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Love, Furyk tied for lead in Georgia

Davis Love III and Jim Furyk both shot four-under 66s on Saturday to share the lead after three rounds at the McGladrey Classic. Love, who captained the United States in their shock Ryder Cup loss three weeks ago, carded six birdies and two bogeys to join Furyk at 13-under 197 with one round to go at Sea Island Golf Club. Furyk, aiming for his 17th win on the PGA Tour and first since 2010, made four birdies and closed with eight pars in a row. “He came out firing and looked like he was going to birdie every hole,” Love said of the joint leader. Furyk said he would not change his strategy for the final round. “If I now said, &aposOK, I&aposm tied for the lead and there&aposs only one round to go&apos and I try to flip my mindset, I&aposm going to get tight and it&aposs going to be harder to score,” he said. “I know I&aposm playing well, I know my game is in good shape, so let&aposs see what happens. I&aposm going to do the same thing tomorrow.” American D.J. Trahan also fired a 66, joining India&aposs Arjun Atwal (69) in a tie for third at 11-under. Bud Cauley (68) is fifth at 10-under, one stroke ahead of fellow Americans Ben Crane (62), Will Claxton (65) and Charles Howell III (67) as well as South Africa&aposs Rory Sabbatini (67) and Australian Mathew Goggin (68). Crane, the defending champion, narrowly made the cut before climbing from 61st to equal sixth. “I felt like I was out of the tournament back there at one-under-par starting out the day,” he said. “But a 62, we&aposre back in it. Get out there tomorrow and see if I can hot again.” Gavin Coles (70) is the next best placed Australian in a tie for 11th at eight-under, while Stuart Appleby (67) is two strokes further adrift in equal 29th. Matt Jones (66) is in a tie for 41st at five-under, one shot ahead of fellow Aussie Jason Day (72) in equal 48th.