FedEx St Jude Classic: Three-way Tie After 3 Rounds

After 54 holes of play in Memphis, at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, Stewart Cink (69), Rafa Cabrera Bello (65), and Ben Crane (68) share the lead at 9-under-par.

 
Chad Campbell and Luke List are a stroke back, tied for fourth, at 8-under, after each both posted a 4-under 66 at TPC Southwind.

Recent Valero winner, Kevin Chappell (68), is tied for sixth with Matt Jones (69) and 36-hole co-leader Chez Reavi (72) at 7-under-par.

Defending champion Daniel Berger fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday to move 25 spots up the leaderboard, and into the top-10. Berger shares the ninth spot with David Hearn (67) and Meen Whee Kim (69) at 6-under.

Charl Schwartzel, another 36-hole co-leader, posted a 4-over 74 in round three, and is one of nine players tied at 5-under-par, along with first round co-leader Matt Every (71) and Phil Mickelson (69).

Brooks Koepka and Adam Scott headline a group of ten players at 4-under, and five back of the lead.


Top 10

T1 Stewart Cink -9
T1 Rafa Cabrera Bello -9
T1 Ben Crane -9
T4 Chad Campbell -8
T4 Luke List -8
T6 Kevin Chappell -7
T6 Matt Jones -7
T6 Chez Reavi -7
T9 Daniel Berger -6
T9 David Hearn -6
T9 Meen Whee Kim -6


54-Hole Leader Notes

  • Since moving to TPC Southwind in 1989, the third-round leader/co-leader of the FedEx St. Jude Classic has been able to convert for victory 15 times, including the last three champions. A year ago, Daniel Berger turned a three-shot lead into a three-stroke victory.
  • Through 29 stroke-play events on the PGA Tour this season, 10 players have parlayed a 54-hole lead/co-lead into victory. Most recently, Kevin Chappell achieved this feat at the Valero Texas Open.
  • The last time three players were tied for the 54-hole lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic was in 2012 when Davis Love III, John Merrick and Nick O’Hern were tied at 204. Dustin Johnson came back from T4 to win.
  • This marks Rafa Cabrera Bello’s second lead/co-lead after any round on the PGA Tour. In his only other lead, he shared the top spot in the first round of the 2016 Wyndham Championship, where he went on to finish T5.
  • A four-time international winner, Cabrera Bello is in search of his first career win on the PGA Tour.
  • Stewart Cink, the first-round co-leader who started the third round one shot off the lead, posted a 1-under 69 in the third round to take his 12th 54-hole lead/co-lead. He most recently co-led after 54 holes at the 2013 Shell Houston Open (T6).
  • Cink is in search of his seventh career PGA Tour title in his 533rd start on Tour. His last win came at the 2009 Open Championship, his lone major title.
  • This marks Ben Crane’s third 54-hole lead/co-lead on the PGA Tour. The last time he held a 54-hole lead was when he went on to win the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic wire-to-wire.
  • Crane is not in the field for next week’s U.S. Open and a win in Memphis will not guarantee a spot.

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Quotable

“It’s a moment you don’t really get to experience that often, even if you’ve played on the tour for 21 years. This may only happen a handful of times. Maybe a few more. So it’s a really sweet feeling.”
Stewart Cink


Leaderboard

POSPLAYERTO-PARR3  
T1Rafael Cabrera Bello-9-5
T1Ben Crane-9-2
T1Stewart Cink-9-1
T4Chad Campbell-8-4
T4Luke List-8-4
T6Kevin Chappell-7-2
T6Matt Jones-7-1
T6Chez Reavi-72
T9Daniel Berger-6-4
T9David Hearn-6-3
T9Meen Whee Kim-6-1
T9Retief Goosen-6E
T13Fabian Gomez-5-3
T13Kyle Stanley-5-3
T13Tyrone van Aswegen-5-5
T13Joel Dahmen-5-1
T13Dominic Bozzelli-5-1
T13Phil Mickelson-5-1
T13Derek Fathauer-5E
T13Matt Every-51
T13Charl Schwartzel-54
T22Kevin Tway-4-2
T22Robert Streb-4-3
T22Francesco Molinari-4-2
T22Steve Wheatcroft-4-1
T22Adam Scott-41
T22Seamus Power-42
T22Brooks Koepka-41
T22Trey Mullinax-42
T22Scott Stallings-4-5
T22Sebastian Munoz-45
T32Cameron Tringale-3-1
T32Ian Poulter-3-2
T32Brandon Hagy-3E
T32John Huh-3E
T32Braden Thornberry-3-3
T37Will Wilcox-2-1
T37Billy Horschel-2E
T37Xander Schauffele-2E
T37Grayson Murray-2-1
T37Seung-yul Noh-2-2
T37Brett Drewitt-22
T37Brian Campbell-2-2
T37Chris Stroud-23
T45Harris English-1E
T45J.B. Holmes-11
T45Graeme McDowell-11
T45Kyle Reifers-13
T45Scott Brown-13
T45Julian Etulain-1-2
T51Michael PutnamE1
T51Tag RidingsE1
T51Steven AlkerE1
T51Alex CejkaE1
T51Mark HubbardEE
T51Ryan ArmourEE
T51Michael ThompsonEE
T51Andres GonzalesE-1
T51Roberto CastroE-1
T51Danny LeeE-1
T61Ernie Els14
T61Spencer Levin14
T61Will MacKenzie11
T61Ben Martin1E
T61Zac Blair1E
T61Ryan Brehm1E
T61K.J. Choi1E
T68Nick Watney23
T68Greg Owen23
T68Russell Knox22
T68Rick Lamb27
-Bobby Gates37
-Peter Malnati33
-Chris Kirk32
-Vijay Singh32
-Chip Deason32
-Martin Flores32
-Gonzalo Fdez-Castano43
-Peter Uihlein43
-Ryan Palmer55
-Sung-hoon Kang54
-Hunter Mahan67
-Brian Stuard68
-John Peterson67
-Max Homa77
-Jonathan Randolph109
-Bob EstesCUT-
-Bryson DeChambeauCUT-
-Jason BohnCUT-
-Carl PetterssonCUT-
-Miguel Angel CarballoCUT-
-Camilo VillegasCUT-
-Boo WeekleyCUT-
-Jim FurykCUT-
-Hudson SwaffordCUT-
-Garrett OsbornCUT-
-Patrick RodgersCUT-
-Robert GarrigusCUT-
-Scott PiercyCUT-
-Jordan RussellCUT-
-Bill LundeCUT-
-Andrew LoupeCUT-
-Troy MerrittCUT-
-Mark AndersonCUT-
-George McNeillCUT-
-Dicky PrideCUT-
-Brett StegmaierCUT-
-Cameron PercyCUT-
-Daniel SummerhaysCUT-
-Rickie FowlerCUT-
-Zack SucherCUT-
-Mark WilsonCUT-
-Patton KizzireCUT-
-Johnson WagnerCUT-
-Sam HorsfieldCUT-
-Tom HogeCUT-
-Davis Love IIICUT-
-Brian GayCUT-
-Harold Varner, IIICUT-
-Shawn StefaniCUT-
-Sam SaundersCUT-
-Bryce MolderCUT-
-JT PostonCUT-
-Shane BertschCUT-
-Ryan BlaumCUT-
-J.J. HenryCUT-
-Smylie KaufmanCUT-
-Brendon de JongeCUT-
-Ken DukeCUT-
-Stuart ApplebyCUT-
-Tim WilkinsonCUT-
-William McGirtCUT-
-Charlie WiCUT-
-Richy WerenskiCUT-
-Hiroshi IwataCUT-
-Andres RomeroCUT-
-Cody GribbleCUT-
-Chad CollinsCUT-
-Brad FritschCUT-
-D.A. PointsCUT-
-John MerrickCUT-
-Blayne BarberCUT-
-Steven BowditchCUT-
-Ricky BarnesCUT-
-Russell HenleyCUT-
-John RollinsCUT-
-Curtis LuckCUT-
-Tyler AldridgeCUT-
-Richard Schembechler IICUT-
-Arjun AtwalCUT-
-David DuvalCUT-
-Oliver PeacockCUT-
-Bobby WyattCUT-
-Rory SabbatiniCUT-
-Nicholas LindheimWD-
-Sung Joon ParkWD-

Credit/Sources: Getty Images, PGA Tour


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