FORT WORTH — Adam SchenkClosed out a 3-under 67 on Saturday with a 16 foot birdie putt at the 18th to match PGA Tour debutante Harry HallThe Colonial is in the lead after three rounds with a score of 10 under.
Hall, the sole leader after the first and the second rounds, was able to overcome consecutive double-bogeys in the front nine, which had dropped him from the lead. His final putt of his round was a 10-foot-par at No. He chipped in from the fringe, after a birdie shot at the 17th.
Harris EnglishThe 8-foot par attempt curled right by the cup. He was a stroke behind at 9-under after his bogey. This was two holes after he took sole possession of the leading position with a 40 foot birdie at the par-3 16th.
Schenk, 31, has never won on the PGA Tour. He was the runner up at the Valspar Championship, which took place in mid-March. Since then, he has missed four cut and tied for the 31st place at the RBC Heritage.
Scottie SchefflerThe No. After opening with consecutive 67s, the No. He was one of six players tied for the 10th spot at 4 under.
The defending champion Sam BurnsHe had his second consecutive score of 70. He is tied for the 16th place at 3 under par, and again seven strokes behind the leader after three rounds.
This is the first time in 2014 that there is a shared leader going into the last round at Colonial. In 2014, there was a four-way tied after 54 holes. However, the eventual winner won. Adam ScottWasn’t part that quartet
Colonial hasn’t had a winner who won in a straight-up race since Ian Baker-FinchIn 1989, the only player to win consecutive years was Ben Hogan. Ben Hogan is the only player who has won back-to-back events. He did so twice, in 1946 and 1947 (the first two years of the event) and 1952-53.
English, who was playing in the same final group as Hall, was leading after his long birdie on the 16th. However, he was in rough on his first two shot at 17, before a 7 foot par, when Hall came up with his 10-foot-birdie.
Emiliano GrilloThe day began with a 20-foot eagle on the first hole, followed by a birdie on No. The two players who shared the lead in the middle of the round were able to maintain it. These were his only holes under par. He finished with a double-bogey, two bogeys and a 72 in which he was tied for fourth at 6 under par. Justin Suh (66).
Hall’s double-bogeys were at Nos. After 14 birdies, he had only two bogeys on his previous 41 holes.
Hall’s approach at the 401-yard 6th hole settled behind the temporary concession stand after his teeshot went into the rough. After several minutes of discussion with a rules official and a couple drops on a cart, Hall’s pitch fell short of the green in the rough.
Grillo missed a par putt of 6 feet on the hole next to him, bringing his score to the same as before. He now shares the lead instead of winning it outright.
Hall’s approach shot at the 420 yard seventh went out of bounds on the right side.
English made an 8-foot birdie at No. After starting the day three shots off the lead, English moved ahead of Hall by one stroke and behind Grillo by one stroke.
English matched Grillo’s lead with 10 under when he made the turn at the 404 yard 10th hole.
Grillo’s tee-shot at the 13th par-3 hole, 158 yards long, went into water. He ended with a double bogey for a score of 8 under.
Hall made a birdie after his approach went through the green, while English made a bogey. Both players were now at 9 under and tied for the lead with Schenk.
Hall’s 12-foot-long birdie on No. He had a scrambling Par on the 626 yard 11th hole. He was in the rough on his first two shots at the longest hole of the course, which is 80 yards.