On a windy, rainy day when only 13 of 62 players managed to break par at Smuggler’s Glen in Gananoque, Ont., David Dragoo of Carefree, Az., maintained the lead at the Great Waterway Classic after an even par 71.
Meanwhile, in the FedEx Cup playoffs, Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a two-over 74 at the BMW Championship and is tied for 24th at eight under, eight shots off the lead.
Dragoo stumbled out of the gate with only his second bogey of the week on the first hole. The Georgia Tech graduate bounced back with birdies on two, three and seven.
“It was a battle out there today for sure,” said Dragoo, who suffered a double bogey on the 9th hole to finish his front nine at even par.
“I was really in survival mode today but I did hit some excellent shots and I’m excited for (Sunday),” he added.
Eugene Wong of North Vancouver, B.C., shot a third round 68. The former University of Oregon Duck is one shot back of Dragoo and gunning for his third win in as many weeks after winning the Canadian Tour Championship and the Vancouver Open.
“My confidence is definitely high, especially with the putter,” said Wong.
The round was Wong’s seventh straight of 68 or better on the Canadian Tour.
Daniel Im of La Mirada, Calif., had the round of the day with a 63.
“I got off to a great start, ” said Im. “That really set me up for the rest of the day. I hit it really well and just tried to keep it in front of me out there.”
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At the BMW Championship, David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., shot a 77 and is tied for 61st at even par. After the third round, DeLaet was projected for 48th in FedEx Cup points, while Hearn was projected for 67th, both outside the top 30 who make it to next week’s Tour Championship.
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