RBC Canadian Open: Jim Furyk leads by three shots after third round in Montreal
Last Updated: 27/07/14 12:11pm
Jim Furyk will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open after shooting a third round of 65 on Saturday.
The veteran American was tied at the top with Tim Petrovic at the start of the day but moved clear of the field after carding his third consecutive round in the mid-60s at Royal Montreal GC.
Furyk moved to 15-under par, with South Africa’s Tim Clark on 12 under after shooting a 64 – the best round of the day. Kyle Stanley finished the day a fairly distant third on 10 under.
Third round leaderboard
(US unless stated)
-15 J Furyk
-12 T Clark (RSA)
-10 K Stanley
-9 J Lovemark
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Jamie Lovemark was one shot behind Stanley in fourth place while Petrovic was one of four players on eight under. The Canadian dropped down the leaderboard, with his two-over-par round of 72 something of a disappointment given the favourable scoring conditions.
Furyk, champion in 2006 and 2007, made birdie at the third after a superb approach and added another at the next as he nicely judged the pace of a downhill putt from 23 feet.
His 150-yard approach to the ninth spun right to left and looked set to drop in for an eagle but he settled for a tap-in, a third birdie and an outward nine of 32.
He also birdied the par-five 12th and added another when his approach at the 14th just cleared the water and clung on to the edge of the green, and the nine-foot putt teetered for a split second before dropping.
A par save after careering through the back of 16 was just as important and he also recovered from a wayward tee shot at the last to get up and down from in front of the green.