Date: August 05, 2012
Author: Omnisport

Senden in the hunt

Australian John Senden closed in on leader Jim Furyk at the Bridgestone Invitational after round three but remains six shots off the pace. Senden shot a one-under 69, including four birdies and three bogeys, to move up to five-under and equal sixth overall heading into the last round. South African Louis Oosthuizen moved within a shot of Furyk with a two-under round, courtesy of three birdies in the last 10 holes. American Furyk had led by as much as five strokes in his even-par round before he dropped a shot on the par-three 12th and saw Oosthuizen finish out his round strongly. Furyk sits on 11-under overall. Compatriot Keegan Bradley is outright third at seven-under while world number three Rory McIlroy and American Steve Stricker are tied for fourth at six-under. Englishman Justin Rose and American Bo Van Pelt sit at five-under with Senden after both carding rounds of 66. In a strong field, world number one Luke Donald failed to make an imprint on the leaders with a one-over 71 to finish the day at four-under. Australian Geoff Ogilvy carded a two-over 72 to fall out of contention at one-under while compatriot Aaron Baddeley dropped to even par with a one-over 71. British Open runner-up Adam Scott shot a 71 to be alongside countryman Marc Leishman on two-over. Click for LIVE SCORES