Masters 2019: Fabulous Tony Finau shoots 64 to move into lead

first_imgTony Finau completed a magnificent 64 — the third of the day — to claim the clubhouse lead as Round 3 of the Masters neared its conclusion.When Finau parred the 18th to end his penultimate round at 11 under for the tournament, he held a one-shot lead over Xander Schauffele, who had played 13 holes. Masters debut 2018: Dislocated his ankle celebrating in the Par 3.Second Masters 2019: 11 under par after 3 rounds.Tony Finau doesn’t do things quietly at Augusta.— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) April 13, 2019Birdies at each of the first three holes were augmented by another at the sixth, before he came agonizingly close to an albatross at the par-5 8th, a stunning second shot setting up a tap-in eagle.A 10-foot birdie chance went begging on the next hole, meaning Finau was unable to become the first man in history to shoot 29 on Augusta’s front nine.However, he made fours on each of the par 5s on the back nine, before parring the final three holes to miss out on a share of the course record by one.Patrick Cantlay and Simpson had each shot 64 earlier in the day to reach 6 and 9 under— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 13, 2019″The wind was down and it was just humid, so the greens were receptive,” said 2012 U.S. Open champion Simpson after his round. Masters 2019: Webb Simpson charges up leaderboard with second-best round ever at Augusta National Masters 2019: Final round brought forward with storms forecastcenter_img Webb Simpson, Tiger Woods and Francesco Molinari were a stroke further back, but the latter duo and several others still had time to improve their positions as they reached Augusta’s closing holes.Finau, who dislocated his ankle in last year’s Par-3 contest, had begun the day four behind the leaders, but was out in front before he made the turn following a sensational start to his round. Related News “With this sun coming out, a little breeze, it might not be as receptive coming in (for the later starters). I will have a chance no matter what they do.”I know we have storms coming in tomorrow (Sunday), so who knows what the scores will be like?”Due to the threat of inclement weather, Sunday’s final round will start much earlier than usual, with players going out off the first and 10th tees and the leaders scheduled to start at 9:20 a.m. ET.last_img

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