American golfer Daniel Berger sits comfortably in the driver’s seat at the Honda PGA Classic, finishing day three in first place with a five-strike priority over his nearest pursuers on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Berger was unable to replicate the 65 (-5) score he had achieved in each of the first two rounds, but he still cut back to a normal 70, by two birds and a buggy.
The leader thus brought his cumulative to 199 (-11) after 54 holes. If he wants to get his hands on the winner’s trophy, Berger should simply avoid making too many gross errors during the final round, since those who will be his main pursuers, display a cumulative of 204 (-6).
The Irishman Shane Lowry, the Austrian Sepp Straka as well as the Americans Kurt Kitayama and Chris Kirk are the four men who share this second place.
For his part, the Canadian Adam Svensson is the best placed among the representatives of the country, he who rests alone in sixth place, with a cumulative of 205 (-5). There is also a gap of three strikes between him and the group of six players who share the seventh place.
Besides Svensson, Mackenzie Hughes is still in contention, he who played the par of 70 for the third day in a row. He shares 19th place.
For their part, Taylor Pendrith and Roger Sloan occupy the 35th place, with a score of 212 (+2), while Nick Taylor is a blow behind them, in 43rd position.
The other member of the maple leaf present at the start of the competition, Michael Gligic, did not have a chance to get his ticket for the weekend rounds.