Apr 4th, 2021
Wallace and Speith share lead in Texas
Duo are two clear of the field at TPC San Antonio
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Spieth came with a late charge with five birdies in his final seven holes. However, playing partner Wallace was not to be outdone firing three birdies of his own in the last four holes to join Speith atop the leaderboard.
The duo will tee off on Sunday with Wallace targeting his first win on the PGA Tour and Speith looking for his first victory since the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
“I didn’t feel like I had great control of the golf ball,” Spieth said.
“I left the ball in the right spots when it was missed and really, I did a great job managing today.”
“Started off lovely,” said Wallace, who has won four times in Europe but has yet to win on US soil.
“I felt nervous, but that’s a good thing because I haven’t been in this situation in a while.”
Charley Hoffman who won the event in 2016 and was runner up when the event was last played in 2019 surged into contention following a best-of-the-day 65 which moved him to ten-under par two back from the leaders
Hoffman, covered his final seven holes in six-under, with the highlight being an eagle on the long 14th where his second shot finished just five feet from the hole.
Cameron Tringale, who led going into the weekend, dropped back following a disappointing round of 73. However, the American is still only four back of the lead and so will still believe he can grab his first PGA Tour title.
Anirban Lahiri has sole ownership of fifth place on seven-under following a round of 69. Tom Hoge, Gary Woodland, Lucas Glover and Matt Kuchar form a group of four a further shot back on six-under-par.