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Sucher holds three shot lead into final round at the Midwest Classic

Zach Sucher the overnight leader from round two of the Tour Midwest Classic in Overland Park, Kan. moved to 20 under after round three, improving his score by seven strokes. Sucher opened with a double bogey on the first hole of Saturday’s round. He made birdie on number 2, then five straight pars before closing out the front nine with birdies on 8 and 9. On the back nine, he made birdies at 10, 12 through 15, and 17 to lead the field.

Third round results at the Tour.
Photo by Steve Wilson

Aaron Watkins finished the first 54 holes in second place, three shots behind Sucher, and three shots ahead of his nearest competitor. Watkins made seven birdies and was bogey free on his way to posting a 17 under par total.

Jason Gore shot had a bogey free round but only shot a 3 under par 68, dropping a position to third with a total score of 14. Bill Lunde also had a bogey free round, finishing one stroke back of Gore in fourth place with a 13 under par total.

The biggest mover of the day was Tom Hoge who shot a bogey free round and posted 11 birdies for a round of 60 and a total for the tournament of 12 under par. Hoge is tied in fifth place with Aron Price, Rod Pampling, and Shane Bertsch.

Darron Stiles, D. J. Trahan, Harold Varner III, Jin Park, Derek Fathauer, and Martin Piller finished the third round tied for ninth. Paul Haley II the leader from the first round shot a three under par on Saturday, but dropped 10 positions to a tie for 15th with James Sacheck, Nick Rousey, Jonathan Randolph, Mark Hubbard, Chris Smith, Steven Alker, and Kyle Reifers all at 10 under par for the tournament.

The Midwest Classic continues on Sunday July 27 at the Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate in Overland Park, Kan.

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