Adam Svensson goes into Sunday’s final at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in fourth place at 13 under, two shots off the lead at the second event in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Svensson shot a five under 65 in Saturday’s third round.
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Selena Costabile moved into a tie for sixth after she shot a bogey free, six under 66 at the Circling Raven Championship in Worley, Id.
At eight under with one round to go, she is three shots off the lead.
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Corey Conners shot a three under 69 in Saturday’s third round and is tied for 32nd at seven under going into Sunday’s finale.
Mackenzie Hughes is another shot back in a tie for 40th after he finished the day with a 70.
As it stands, Conners is projected to finish 23rd in FedEx Cup standings at the end of the tournament, which would get him into the top 30 who move on to next week’s Tour Championship. Hughes, however, is projected to finish 64th.
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Mike Weir is tied for 16th at seven under after he finished Saturday’s second round of the Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, Mich., with a three under 69.
Stephen Ames is tied for 40th at three under after he shot a 71 on Saturday.
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Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada
On another blustery day at Dundarave Golf Course, the Prince Edward Island Open needed a playoff to decide a winner, with Michael Blair of Ancaster, Ont., edging Maxwell Sear of Mercier, Que., on the first hole of sudden death.
“It was just staying patient, especially with the conditions as tough as they were,” said Blair, who shot a one-under round of 71 to finish regulation play at nine under.
“It was blowing 45 (km/h) out there today, so it was just really committing to every shot as much as possible and then just letting whatever happens, happen after that. You can’t do much when it’s blowing 45 after it leaves your clubface. It’s up to the golf gods basically.”
The golf gods were smiling on Blair, who came up short with his approach shot on the first playoff hole, the par five 18th as his wedge-shot approach landed in the deep bunker guarding the green.
“I hit that shot in the practice round, so I knew I could get out somewhere on the green,” said Blair. “I just tried to get it out and give myself a putt. I just didn’t want to leave it in there to be honest.”
He was left with a six-footer for birdie and made no mistake.
“It looked pretty straight to me; just dying a bit to the right,” said Blair. “All I tried to do was make sure I made solid contact and see what happens. I was lucky enough to catch the right side there and drip it in.”
That put the pressure on Sear, who was also on the green in three shots after chipping out of deep rough on a steep, incline leading down toward the bunker where Blair escaped. Sear was left with a five-footer, but his putt just burned the left edge, failing to drop.
“I hit a good putt,” said Sear. “I knew it was going to be right on that fine line of it was going to break or not and maybe I’ll get a gust, maybe I won’t, and it just lipped out.”
Despite the heartbreaking loss, Sear is focusing on the positives of a second-place finish.
“Obviously it was really tough conditions,” said Sear, who also shot a final-round 71. “To be able to grind it out like that, It’s kind of my game. Hopefully, it helps me down the road and yeah, just keep trucking right along here.”
The Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada remains on Prince Edward Island for the Brudenell River Classic, with the 54-hole event beginning Tuesday.
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