Scott Stallings fired an 11-under par 60 at a rain-softened Grand National, and leads the Barbasol Championship after 54 holes.
A day after Chad Collins scorched the Robert Trent Jones layout with a course-record 60, Stallings matched it, highlighted by birdies on the final three holes to finish at 19-under.
The record-tying round, the lowest of Stallings’ career, included an eagle, 10 birdies and a bogey.
“It was a great day. Got off to a great start,” said Stallings, who birdied three of the first four holes. “I was able to stay aggressive, and I truly had no idea how many under I was.”
One back, at 18-under, is Grayson Murray, who posted a second consecutive 64.
Collins, the 36-hole leader, carded a 2-under 69 to drop to third, alongside Tag Ridings (63) at 17-under.
Cameron Tringale (68) rounds out the top 5 at 15-under.
Jim Furyk, the tournament headliner, posted a second straight 68 and is at 8-under.
1 Scott Stallings -19
2 Grayson Murray -18
T3 Tag Ridings -17
T3 Chad Collins -17
5 Cameron Tringale -15
T6 Ben Martin -13
T6 Cameron Percy -13
T6 Sam Burns -13
T6 Shawn Stefani -13
T6 Robert Garrigus -13
T6 Brian Gay -13
Shot of the Day
Stallings with the birdie putt on 18 to get to 60 and the lead.
The side door is open.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 22, 2017
- Stallings hit a perfect 18 of 18 greens in regulation in round three.
- Stallings finished T5 at last week’s John Deere. A top-10 finish this week, would mark the first time he’s recorded top-10s in consecutive starts since 2013 (T4 at DEAN & DELUCA Invitational and the Memorial Tournament).
- Murray’s lone top-10 finish of the season came last October at the Sanderson Farms Championship (T8).
- Collins remains in search of his first career PGA Tour win in his 177th start. His best finish is solo-third at the 2016 Valero Texas Open.
- Martin has made the cut in 10 straight starts, going back to the RBC Heritage in April. Martin has one top-10 finish this season (T5/ Quicken Loans National).
- Sam Burns, the lone amateur who made the cut, posted a 5-under 66 in round three to get to 13-under 200.
- Rory Sabbatini shot a 62, tying his career-low round, most recently posted at the 2007 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational in round three.
“To see the golf that I know I’m capable of come out is what’s most encouraging. It was nice to kind of see it all come together.”
-Scott Stallings, commenting on recent play, which includes a T3 at last week’s John Deere Classic.