McGladrey Classic 2012: Day 3 Leaderboard Analysis, Highlights and More
Day 3 of the 2012 McGladrey Classic is complete, and it's Jim Furyk and Davis Love III who share the lead as we head into Sunday.
But the lead held by Furyk and Love III is not safe by any means. The top six scores in the tournament are separated by just four strokes, so Sunday's final leaderboard could look drastically different than Saturday's.
Behind the leaders, D.J. Trahan and Day 2 leader Arjun Atwal are tied for third just two strokes back.
Look out for Ben Crane on Day 4 after the 36-year-old shot a 62 (-8) to come roaring back, giving himself a chance to win on Sunday now that he is just four strokes back.
Let's take a look at some of the highlights from Day 3, including the leaderboard (per Yahoo! Sports) and some of the day's top performers.
|T1||Jim Furyk||66||65||66||1:15 pm||-4||F||-13||197|
|T1||Davis Love III||65||66||66||1:15 pm||-4||F||-13||197|
|T3||D.J. Trahan||66||67||66||1:05 pm||-4||F||-11||199|
|T3||Arjun Atwal||67||63||69||1:05 pm||-1||F||-11||199|
|5||Bud Cauley||62||70||68||12:55 pm||-2||F||-10||200|
|T6||Will Claxton||70||66||65||12:55 pm||-5||F||-9||201|
|T6||Rory Sabbatini||69||65||67||12:45 pm||-3||F||-9||201|
|T6||Charles Howell III||66||68||67||12:45 pm||-3||F||-9||201|
|T6||Ben Crane||68||71||62||12:35 pm||-8||F||-9||201|
|T6||Mathew Goggin||67||66||68||12:35 pm||-2||F||-9||201|
|T11||Kyle Reifers||67||68||67||12:25 pm||-3||F||-8||202|
|T11||Peter Tomasulo||67||67||68||12:25 pm||-2||F||-8||202|
|T11||Vijay Singh||66||68||68||12:15 pm||-2||F||-8||202|
|T11||Chad Campbell||66||67||69||12:15 pm||-1||F||-8||202|
|T11||Brian Gay||65||68||69||12:05 pm||-1||F||-8||202|
|T11||Michael Thompson||65||68||69||12:05 pm||-1||F||-8||202|
|T11||Gavin Coles||67||65||70||11:55 am||E||F||-8||202|
|T11||David Toms||65||67||70||11:55 am||E||F||-8||202|
|T19||Harris English||71||66||66||11:45 am||-4||F||-7||203|
|T19||Billy Horschel||68||69||66||11:45 am||-4||F||-7||203|
|T19||Mark Wilson||68||69||66||11:35 am||-4||F||-7||203|
|T19||Daniel Chopra||68||69||66||11:35 am||-4||F||-7||203|
|T19||Ben Curtis||68||69||66||11:26 am||-4||F||-7||203|
|T19||David Mathis||69||69||65||11:26 am||-5||F||-7||203|
|T19||Joe Durant||65||71||67||11:17 am||-3||F||-7||203|
|T19||Brendon de Jonge||66||69||68||11:17 am||-2||F||-7||203|
|T19||Roberto Castro||69||66||68||11:08 am||-2||F||-7||203|
|T19||Ken Duke||67||68||68||11:08 am||-2||F||-7||203|
|T29||Stuart Appleby||69||68||67||10:59 am||-3||F||-6||204|
|T29||Bill Lunde||68||68||68||10:59 am||-2||F||-6||204|
|T29||Tommy Gainey||69||67||68||10:50 am||-2||F||-6||204|
|T29||Brendan Steele||67||71||66||10:50 am||-4||F||-6||204|
|T29||Jason Kokrak||68||70||66||10:32 am||-4||F||-6||204|
|T29||Garth Mulroy||68||70||66||10:41 am||-4||F||-6||204|
|T29||Camilo Villegas||65||71||68||10:41 am||-2||F||-6||204|
|T29||Danny Lee||65||70||69||10:32 am||-1||F||-6||204|
|T29||Henrik Stenson||67||68||69||10:23 am||-1||F||-6||204|
|T29||Boo Weekley||64||71||69||10:23 am||-1||F||-6||204|
|T29||Brian Harman||67||72||65||10:14 am||-5||F||-6||204|
|T29||Greg Owen||64||69||71||10:14 am||+1||F||-6||204|
On the 10th hole, Furyk drops a 129-yard shot to within a foot of the cup, leading to yet another birdie.
David Toms has his own highlight to speak of despite a lackluster Day 3, making a shot from the bunker look easy as he drops it to within three feet of the hole.
Love III was able to walk away with a share of the lead thanks to a great approach that set him up for a birdie putt on the final hole of the day.
Jim Furyk (-4, 66)
Furyk had another solid day at the McGladrey, taking a share of the lead going into the final day.
With three birdies through the front nine, Furyk got off to a hot start that would cool slightly later in the day. Through the back nine, Furyk was only able to muster up one birdie but remained consistent.
However, Furyk didn't score a single bogey on the afternoon. It seems the 42-year-old is hitting the ball quite well at the moment and with his putting looking stellar, he is no doubt the favorite to win on Sunday.
Davis Love III (-4, 66)
Also with a share of the lead, Love III was able to keep pace with Furyk over the course of Day 3.
Starting off on the front nine, Love III notched his first bogey of the day early, but he followed that up with three birdies in his next four holes. On the back nine, Love III matched his three birdies on the front nine with a single bogey in between.
While Love III has a great shot to win this tournament, he hasn't had quite the steady hand that Furyk has had. But still, Love III seems to come roaring back whenever it looks like he's down.
Ben Crane (-8, 62)
After looking like he was finished in this tournament after just two days, Crane came storming back with the best day of any golfer competing.
Starting on the back nine, Crane notched four birdies in five holes to begin his day with a bang. But his great play didn't stop there, as Crane picked up four more birdies on the front nine to climb to within just four strokes of the leaders.
Crane wasn't on the radar to win this tournament, but if he can pull off another sick performance like the one he had on Day 3, he could be taking home the crown on Sunday.
Will Claxton (-5, 65)
Claxton looked primed for an awful day at the McGladrey Classic, but he recovered beautifully to finish the round with a chance on Sunday.
Claxton would bogey two of his first three holes on the front nine but quickly turned his day around with three birdies in his next five holes. The back nine wasn't as difficult for Claxton after he racked up four birdies in total.
The 31-year-old now finds himself just four shots back of the leaders going into Sunday, but he'll have to get off to a better start on Day 4 if he wants to leave the winner.
D.J. Trahan (-4, 66)
Trahan needed a strong day to keep pace with the leaders of this tournament, and he did just that on Day 3.
Through the front nine, Trahan looked a bit shaky with a pair of birdies and bogeys that left him even to start the day. But the back nine was much better for 32-year-old after he scored four birdies in his last six holes to finish the day strong.
Trahan is in third place all by himself, just two strokes back. Clearly Trahan is surging at the moment, and that's momentum he'll need to carry into Sunday if he wants to emerge victorious.
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