24 Jan 2021 | Professional golf |
Davis eyes tour win
by Martin Blake
A spectacular eagle hole-out from 145 metres highlighted Cameron Davis’ second round as the Australian moved into contention for his first US PGA Tour win at the American Express tournament in California.
Davis shot a third-round 66 to go with his opening rounds of 68-70 to move to 12 under par and within three shots of the lead entering the final round.
The Seattle-based Sydneysider, who won the 2017 Australian Open, is tied-eighth entering tomorrow’s final round, with American Max Homa and South Korea’s Si Woo Kim in the lead.
Davis had two eagles today – the one from the right rough at the par-four 15th but also a more regulation eagle at the par-five eighth where his soaring long iron shot to the green ended up close.
He is backing up from an excellent year in 2020, when he made 11 cuts and earned $US857,000.
His previous-best finish in a main tour event is tied-eighth in last year’s Honda Classic.
Meanwhile another New South Welshman, Matt Jones, is having a good week in California, shooting a 67 today to move just outside the top 10.
ON THE European Tour, Jason Scrivener at eight under par is the best-placed Australian in eighth place at the HSB Championship in Abu Dhabi. Wade Ormsby (-7) also is inside the top 10 entering the final round.
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