01 Nov 2020 | Professional golf |

Jones hits form in Bermuda

by Martin Blake

Matt Jones Bermuda image
Matt Jones fires at a flag on his way to a 66 today. Photo: Getty

Two-time Australian Open champion Matt Jones leapt into contention for his first win on the US PGA Tour in six years at the Bermuda Championship in the north Atlantic today.

Jones, 40, got up-and-down from the fringe of the 18th green at Port Royal Golf Club for a fifth birdie of the day to shoot a third-round 66. He went bogey-free in what was a shot off the low round of the day.

He is eight under par, just two shots from the 54-hole lead held by Doc Redman of the US, handling the winds that have swept across the island resort off the east coast of the USA.

Jones won his only US Tour event, the Houston Open, in 2014, although he has been a fixture on the tour since 2008, his rookie season after a few years on the secondary tour and a stint at the University of Arizona.

His career highlights include the 2015 and 2019 Australian Opens, both at his home course, The Australian.

IN EUROPE, Jason Scrivener is headed for a good finish at the Cyprus Open, where he shot a third-round 67 to move inside the top 20.

Perth’s Scrivener is pushing hard for a spot alongside the likes of Min Woo Lee and Lucas Herbert in the Tour Championship in December. He is currently ranked 107th, needing to get inside the top 60.

Bermuda Championship leaderboard

Cyprus Open leaderboard

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