Jordan Zunic equals course record with 8-under 64
Jordan Zunic fired 8-under 64 to hold an outright lead in the third round of Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort. Zunic now leads with three-strokes at 17-under over Cameron Smith, with a round of 8-under consisting 11 birdies, seven of them came on front nines, one bogey and a double-bogey on the last hole.
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“I just think of 16 good holes, that’s all I see in my mind and that’s all I’m sure we’ll talk about tonight because I played unbelievable golf for 16 holes,” said Zunic.
“If you had told me that I was going to have 64 at the start of today, I would have taken it, that’s for sure. It was a shame what happened on the last two holes, but to be honest, I didn’t even do much wrong.
Cameron Smith posted five-under 67 for the day consisting seven birdies, and two birdies to finish his game for a total of 14-under 202 and three-strokes back from today’s leader.
Adam Bland and Leishman, Round 2 co-leaders
After co-leading the field on Friday, Adam Bland posted one-under 71 today consisting three birdies and two bogeys to take his total to 13-under 203 for a third place on the leaderboard. Leishman, co-leader from Friday dropped three spots for a share of fourth place on the board with David Branson after posting 2-over 74 for the day consisting one birdie, one bogey, and a double-bogey all coming in a row on the back nine, taking his total to 10-under 206.
Greg Chalmers is on the 6th place with his round of one-over 73 today, taking his total to 9-under 207, Garcia was sharing 10th place on Friday, and climbed three spots up for a 7th-place with his round of 2-under 70 consisting four birdies and two bogeys, for a total of 8-under 208. This is Garcia’s first tournament in Australia and he has surely grown into it here.
Jack Wilson and Lucas Herbert share 8th place with 7-under 209.
Harold Varner III, The Defending Champion
Varner finished his second round for a share of the 7th place on the board and dropped down three spots today for a share of 10th place with his round of 1-over 73 consisting five birdies, three bogeys, and a devastating triple-bogey on the par-4 17th to finish his round today. Varner now shares his place on the board with Jake McLeod, Rod Pampling, Marcus Armitage, Sean Crocker, Richard Green, Curtis Luck, Wade Ormsby, and Joachim Hansen.
Final round is scheduled three hours earlier tomorrow as storms are expected in the noon.