Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ont., and Sam Ryder of Longwood, Fla., reached 15 under at Hylands Golf Club on Saturday to share the lead heading into the final round of the Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada’s National Capital Open to Support Our Troops.
Pendrith, 24, held a two-stroke lead playing the 18th, before finding the water with his approach and making double bogey, leaving him in a tie with Ryder in Ottawa.
Americans Ross Beal and Clayton Rask, who holed his 82-yard approach on the 18th for eagle, were one shot back at 14 under.
“I played solid, hit the ball really well and made a lot of putts, so I can’t be too disappointed. It would have been nice to hit it in the fairway on 18 and make a par, but that’s alright. It’s nothing that can’t be fixed (Sunday),” said Pendrith.
Pendrith played in the final group with Beal, the 36-hole leader, with both among the longest hitters on tour.
“It was fun,” said Pendrith.
“We both hit it really far and we were both swinging very hard on almost every tee ball. He made five or six birdies and an eagle and I made nine birdies, so it was a lot of fun,” he added.
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