Date: February 28, 2016
Author: Martin Blake

Scott tied for lead in Honda

Adam Scott's hot streak is continuing in Florida, where the Australian has a share of the lead in the Honda Classic with a round to play.

Not even a calamitous quadruple bogey seven at the tough, par-three 15th hole, part of the infamous Bear Trap, could prevent Scott from taking a share of the lead with Sergio Garcia of Spain with a round to play.

He carded a third-round 66 notwithstanding the fact he hit his tee ball, and then a second ball, into the pond at the 15th, taking a bounce-back birdie by hitting it close at the 17th.

"It's good to have a share of the lead for tomorrow, I think,'' he said afterward. "Moreso than getting to minus nine (under par) to pick a shot back after a disappointing quad was important. It was a great shot into 17 and I've got to take those positives into tomorrow. I hit so many good shots today.''

Fellow-Queenslander John Senden also is having a good week, tied for ninth through three rounds, but Scott and Garcia, with a four-shot advantage on the field, appear to have it between them tomorrow.

Scott finished tied-second behind Bubba Watson in the Northern Trust Open last week and is back to something like his best. "I'm enjoying it very much,'' he said. "I'd love to have one more day like that.''

Meanwhile in the Honda LPGA Thailand event Australia's Minjee Lee is tied-ninth through three rounds.