Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada Order of Merit leader Dan McCarthy of Syracuse, N.Y., carded a six-under 65 to take a five-stroke lead into the final round of the Players Cup in Winnipeg at 18 under par.
McCarthy’s bogey-free 65 included four birdies on the front nine and two on the back, all while hitting every green at Niakwa Country Club.
“I struck the ball better today,” said McCarthy, who has played the front nine in 14-under over the first three rounds. “I really didn’t get into any trouble all day long and hit a lot of fairways so it was definitely a bit more solid today and even keeled.”
McCarthy will once again play in the final pairing on Sunday, having done so with the lead or a share of the lead on two occasions this season. McCarthy was able to convert the victory both times.
“Tied for second and five behind McCarthy are Cameron Peck and Michael Gligic of Burlington, Ont., at 13 under.
Gligic made an early charge with birdies on his first two holes and an eagle at the par five eighth, en route to a four-under 67.
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