Frys.com Open 2012: Day 3 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More

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Frys.com Open 2012: Day 3 Leaderboard Updates, Highlights and More
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Day 3 of the Frys.com 2012 Open is in the books and John Mallinger is the tourney's current leader at 15-under.

Mallinger's lead is slim, however, as only four strokes separate the first- and fifth-place golfers. Day 4 should be an exciting one as several participants have a shot at taking home a victory on Sunday.

Here's a look at the leaderboard after Day 3, per Yahoo! Sports. 

 

Leaderboard

Pos Name 1 2 3 4 Today Thru Total Strokes
1 John Mallinger 66 62 70 2:00 pm -1 F -15 198
2 Jonas Blixt 66 68 66 2:00 pm -5 F -13 200
T3 Charles Howell III 66 69 66 2:00 pm -5 F -12 201
T3 Jason Kokrak 68 66 67 1:50 pm -4 F -12 201
T5 Vijay Singh 70 66 66 1:50 pm -5 F -11 202
T5 Alexandre Rocha 69 67 66 1:50 pm -5 F -11 202
T7 Russell Knox 70 68 65 1:40 pm -6 F -10 203
T7 Danny Lee 69 67 67 1:40 pm -4 F -10 203
T7 Greg Owen 66 69 68 1:40 pm -3 F -10 203
T7 Scott Dunlap 70 63 70 1:30 pm -1 F -10 203
T7 Jhonattan Vegas 65 67 71 1:30 pm E F -10 203
T12 Bryce Molder 71 67 66 1:20 pm -5 F -9 204
T12 Gary Woodland 66 72 66 1:30 pm -5 F -9 204
T12 Jerry Kelly 69 68 67 1:20 pm -4 F -9 204
T12 John Rollins 71 69 64 1:20 pm -7 F -9 204
T12 D.A. Points 68 67 69 1:10 pm -2 F -9 204
T12 Nicolas Colsaerts 65 68 71 1:10 pm E F -9 204
T12 Nick O'Hern 62 71 71 1:10 pm E F -9 204
T19 Jeff Maggert 67 71 67 1:00 pm -4 F -8 205
T19 David Mathis 68 70 67 1:00 pm -4 F -8 205
T19 Tim Petrovic 70 68 67 1:00 pm -4 F -8 205
T19 Patrick Cantlay 67 70 68 12:50 pm -3 F -8 205
T19 Jeff Overton 68 69 68 12:50 pm -3 F -8 205
T19 Zack Miller 70 69 66 12:50 pm -5 F -8 205
T19 Bill Lunde 69 67 69 12:40 pm -2 F -8 205
T19 Ben Curtis 69 71 65 12:40 pm -6 F -8 205
T19 Billy Horschel 67 65 73 12:40 pm +2 F -8 205
T28 Martin Flores 71 67 68 12:30 pm -3 F -7 206
T28 Chez Reavie 73 65 68 12:30 pm -3 F -7 206
T28 Nathan Green 72 66 68 12:30 pm -3 F -7 206
T28 Steven Bowditch 71 64 71 12:20 pm E F -7 206
T28 Matt Jones 70 66 70 12:20 pm -1 F -7 206
T33 Richard H. Lee 71 67 69 12:20 pm -2 F -6 207
T33 Rocco Mediate 67 71 69 12:10 pm -2 F -6 207
T33 Rod Pampling 70 68 69 12:10 pm -2 F -6 207
T33 Will Claxton 67 69 71 12:10 pm E F -6 207
T33 Garth Mulroy 73 67 67 12:10 pm -4 F -6 207
T33 Brian Gay 69 71 67 12:10 pm -4 F -6 207
T33 Frank Lickliter II 71 64 72 12:10 pm +1 F -6 207
T40 Mathew Goggin 69 70 69 12:20 pm -2 F -5 208
T40 D.J. Trahan 73 66 69 12:20 pm -2 F -5 208
T40 Ernie Els 71 68 69 12:20 pm -2 F -5 208
T40 Davis Love III 69 67 72 12:30 pm +1 F -5 208
T40 Camilo Villegas 70 66 72 12:30 pm +1 F -5 208
T40 John Merrick 72 68 68 12:30 pm -3 F -5 208
T40 Tim Herron 70 65 73 12:40 pm +2 F -5 208
T40 Jimmy Walker 73 68 67 12:40 pm -4 F -5 208

 

Highlights

With a tree in his way, Jonas Blixt makes a sensational shot that landed about six feet from the cup, leading to a birdie putt.

 

Top Performers from Day 3

Russell Knox (-6, 65)

Knox made some serious moves to the top of the leaderboard after a stellar Day 3 showing, jumping 23 spots into a tie for seventh place.

With a consistent day all around, Knox didn't fall victim to a single bogey the entire round.

Knox notched six birdies in total, totaling an equal output of three under for both the front and back nine. He might still be five shots off the lead, but after a day like today, there's no doubt Knox can make up that ground.

 

John Rollins (-7, 64)

Just when you thought Knox was surging, Rollins added a whole new meaning to the word.

After starting out the day at two-under and well off the lead, Rollins came roaring back on Saturday, shooting an incredible seven-under that moved him up 40 spots on the leaderboard.

Rollins shot four-under on the back nine and three-under on the front nine.

Russell did have to make up for a single bogey, but clearly he did that in a big way. It might be too little too late, but you can't count Rollins out on Sunday thanks to this memorable performance.

 

Jonas Blixt (-5, 66)

Before Day 3 began, Blixt was within striking distance to ultimately take the lead in this event, but after Saturday, he is primed to take the tournament.

Equaling his best round of the Frys.com open, Blixt shot a five-under in the third round that moved him up to the No. 2 position on the leaderboard.

It was a slow start for Blixt as he finished at even par through the front nine, but later caught fire and finished the back nine shooting five-under.

Blixt's finish to the third round could be a strong indication that he's getting hot at the right time and that could mean a victory for the Swedish golfer.

 

Charles Howell III (-5, 66)

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Howell III helped erase his worst round of the tourney with a Day 3 that has put him in position to win.

After four birdies during a bogey-free front nine, Howell III struggled a bit on the back nine, shooting just one-under with two bogeys. Despite a semi-tough back nine, Howell did birdie two of his last four holes.

Howell III remains just three shots off the lead going into Sunday. If he can stay consistent, there is no doubt he'll have a great shot to take the lead if Mallinger should falter in the least bit.

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