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.
|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|
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)
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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