PGA: Scott Piercy still in control

PGA: Scott Piercy still in control

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American Scott Piercy extended his lead in the third round of the 3M Open on Saturday in Blaine, Minnesota, putting himself ahead of his competitors after 36 holes.

The 43-year-old golfer climbed to -18 thanks to a round of 66 (-5). He also had a streak of five birdies between the third and the seventh flag and added two more in the second half of the course. His only missteps at TPC Twin Cities were bogeys on the 9th and 18th.

Playmate Emiliano Grillo pared a par on the final hole, coming within four strikes from the veteran. He nevertheless gave a lower card than his rival, playing 67 (-4) on Saturday.

Americans Doug Ghim and Tony Finau, both authors of a score of 65 (-6 ), are tied for third, five shots behind the leader.

Piercy's last victory on the PGA Tour dates back to April 29, 2018, when he emerged victorious at the Zurich Classic of La New Orleans, in a tag team tournament where he was paired with Billy Horschel. In solo, his most recent triumph dates back to July 2015, at the Barbasol Championship.

Canadian Adam Hadwin, who had positioned himself well after one round, continued his descent into hell with a score of 71 ( NOT). He is down six positions and is 69th by virtue of his total of +1.

Ontarian Michael Gligic is the best-positioned Maple Leaf representative, in 24th place. He played his best round of the tournament, with 67 shots, to settle at -5. His compatriot Roger Sloan is 31st, at -4.