Greenbrier Classic: Munoz Leads, Love III In Hunt

Sebastian Munoz posted a 2-under 68 on Saturday at Old White TPC and will take a two-stroke lead into Sunday’s final round of the Greenbrier Classic.

 
The 24-year-old Colombian is at 14-under-par, two strokes ahead of Robert Streb (65). Munoz and Streb will be the final pairing on Sunday.

Rookie Xander Schauffele and Jamie Lovemark are tied at 11-under after matching rounds of 66.

Davis Love III finished with a 2-under 68 and is tied with Kelly Kraft (67) and Russell Henley (68) at 10-under.

The 53-year-old Love is seeking to become the oldest-ever PGA Tour winner, and the 21-time PGA Tour winner feels his experience will come in handy come Sunday.

 
“Under the pressure, I know how to handle things,” Love said. “I’ve seen some guys this week kind of go up and down and make some rookie mistakes, including myself. I’m going to make mistakes too, but hopefully the experience will pay off.”

Sam Snead, who won the Greater Greensboro Open in 1965, at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days, still remains the oldest-ever Tour winner. Ironically, Snead won his very first professional tournament in 1936 at the West Virginia Closed Pro, which was played at The Greenbrier’s Championship Course and Old White Course.


Top 10

1 Sebastian Munoz -14
2 Robert Streb -12
T3 Xander Schauffele -11
T3 Jamie Lovemark -11
T5 Kelly Kraft -10
T5 Russell Henley -10
T5 Davis Love III -10
T8 Tony Finau -8
T8 Nick Taylor -8
T8 Danny Lee -8


Notes

  • Hardest Hole: The par-4 13th hole played as the toughest during the third round, yielding a 4.378 average.
  • Easiest Hole: The par-5 12th hole was the easiest at 4.595.
  • Bogey-Free Rounds: J.B. Holmes (66), Tony Finau (67), Rory Sabbatini (67), Roberto Castro (68), Bill Haas (69), James Hahn (69), Kevin Streelman (70).
  • Trend: The Greenbrier Classic has never had a first-, second- or third-round leader go on to win.
  • Love The Third: last Tour win came at the 2015 Wyndham Championship, at the age of 51, making him the Tour’s third-oldest winner, behind only Snead and Art Wall, Jr.

Highlights


Quotable

“I think I had a good round today by the way I just hit the ball from the tee again. A lot of missed fairways in the first nine. Trying to get — I think I was getting a little too quick, out of rhythm.”
Sebastian Munoz


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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