Nov 22nd, 2020
Streb in control at Sea Island
American takes a three shot into Sunday at The RSM Classic
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"It wasn't the greatest start, but got out of there with a bunch of pars and tried to find some consistency and it got better,'' Streb said.
The man from Oklahoma sits on seventeen-under-par three ahead of Zach Johnson who carded a 65 and Bronson Burgoon who had a 67.
Burgoon had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine, the other being a bogey, to recover from a poor start and force his way into the final group.
Emiliano Grillo shot a 65 and is four shots behind, while Kevin Kisner (66) and Kyle Stanley (68) sit five back.
Streb had to earn back his full PGA Tour card a year ago and was fortunate to keep his status due to the pandemic-shortened year. A win on Sunday would give him a tour exemption through to August 2023.
Streb won the event back in 2014 when he came from behind with a closing 63 to overturn a five-shot deficit but this time he will have to win it from the front. There are six players within five shots of the lead going into the final round.
Elsewhere, Matt Wallace, who had a share of the lead after the opening round, continued to struggle, an even-par 70 leaving him on seven-under in a tie for twenty-fifth.
Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter all sit one shot back from Wallace at six-under. Open champion Shane Lowry also continued to struggle with a third round 71 leaving him way back.