With an exceptional card of 61 (10 birdies), Jon Rahm quite simply equaled his career-low score and broke the course record in Vallarta, to loud applause from the spectators.
The world number 1 and winner of the 2022 edition will have the opportunity to defend his title this Sunday. Indeed, this record allows the Spaniard to move from 12th to 2nd place (-17 total), alongside Akshay Bhatia. The latter finished his third round in 63 shots (1 eagle, 8 birdies, 2 bogeys).
Tony Finau clings to the controls
The first position is occupied by Tony Finau, at -19. The world number 16 returned a 65 card marked by 7 birdies and 1 bogey. In 4th place (-16 total), Brandon Wu is in ambush. The American completed the course in 67 shots this Saturday (5 birdies, 1 bogey). His compatriot Will Gordon takes 5th place alone by three lengths (-13).
More French in the running
Leader after the first lap, Austin Smotherman was downgraded but remains well placed. The 28-year-old shot 68 (5 birdies, 2 bogeys) and ranks 6th (-12 total). Three golfers share 7th place (-11): Eric Cole, Andrew Putnam and Erik van Rooyen. The top 10 is completed by a group of four competitors in 10th place (-10 total): Carson Young, Ben Taylor, Emiliano Grillo and Cameron Champ.
The only Frenchman committed to Mexican lands, Martin Trainer did not pass the cut after the second round.
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