Branden Grace turned on the magic on the back nine on Saturday on his way to a six-under-par 64 in the third round of the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina as he moved into a share of third ahead of the final round.
He made two birdies on the front nine, on the fourth and ninth, as he turned in two-under, and then he made three in a row from the 11th to the 13th. That included making a 29-footer for birdie on the par-three 12th. He found a fairway bunker off the tee on the 14th and was unable to make par there, but he rectified matters with a birdie on 15. He then closed things out with a 27-footer from just off the green for birdie on 18.
His 11-under-par total for 54 holes left him four shots behind the man who has led from the start, Russell Henley of the United States. Henley carded a one-under 69 in the third round, and he was three clear of second-placed Tyler McCumber. Grace shares third with Roger Sloane of Canada, Americans Kevin Kisner, Kevin Na and Scott Piercy, and South African-turned-Slovak Rory Sabbatini.
Erik van Rooyen battled his way to a three-over 73 and slipped 36 places down the leaderboard into a share of 59th.