BETTING À DAY
Canadian Adam Svensson seems at ease on the California greens, so much so that he climbed into the top 5 after three rounds at the Fortinet Championship on Saturday. < /p>
Svensson (67) had no frustrating moments during the day. His three consecutive birdies between the eighth and 10th pennants propelled him to the top of the standings.
Having hit the ball 206 times (-10) since the start of hostilities, he sits in fifth place at tied with Americans Davis Thompson, Paul Haley II and Matt Kuchar.
Uncle Sam's country rep Justin Lower regained the lead with a round 69, putting him at -13.
Reigning tournament champion Max Homa and the English Danny Willett thus ceded the reins of the competition, unable to do better than normal (72). They will still be at the forefront of the final round, holders of a cumulative card of -12.
Canadian golfers Nick Taylor (67) and Mackenzie Hughes (68) had some of their best moments of the tournament to find themselves side by side in 17th position, at -7.
Taylor Pendrith (71), meanwhile, fell to 52nd place.
Corey Conners and Michael Gligic, the other representatives of the maple leaf, had not managed to escape the ax.
Brooke M. Henderson in an interesting position in Portland
On the LPGA side, Canadian golfer Brooke M. Henderson will have a lot to do to take top honors at the Amazingcre Classic, but she can still aspire to a top-5 result after playing 69 (-3) at Portland.
Henderson had three birdies in the front nine but struggled more in the second half. Her missteps on the 10th and 17th pennants nullified her successes on the 13th and final holes.
The Ontarian therefore remained tied for 14th with South Korea's Narin An (67), at -9 .
Henderson is four shots off the lead heading into the final round. She is only three shots behind the top-5.
Anyone who can predict the outcome of the competition is smart, since 13 golfers are separated by three shots at the head of the pack and three athletes share the lead. The Americans Andrea Lee (67) and Lilia Vu (69), as well as the Japanese Ayaka Furue (67) all posted a score of -13.
The only other Canadian to have escaped the ax, Alena Sharp given a second consecutive card of 72 (N). A double bogey at the 17th pennant really did not help the cause of the one who occupies the 38th rung, at -4.