HONOLULU, Hawaii: PGA Tour rookies Russell Henley and Scott Langley continued to set the pace yesterday, sharing a three-shot lead after three rounds of the US PGA Tour Sony Open.
Overnight leader Henley carded three birdies without a bogey in his three-under par 67 while Langley, the first-round leader, carded a five-under par 65 to grab his share of the lead on 17-under par 193.
They dueled for the lead during the round and finished the day sharing a 54-hole scoring record for the tournament.
Henley and Langley will play together for the fourth straight day today.
“We’re just taking it all in and having a great time together,” Langley said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Henley said he hoped he could stay loose for the final round A hefty winner’s prize of $990,000 is on offer in the $5.6m event, with an invitation to the first major of the year, the Masters, also at stake.
“I’ve never been in this situation before, but hopefully it’s real easy and I’m real relaxed and I don’t have any nerves,” said Henley, a two-time winner on the Web.com developmental tour last year.
“But I’m probably going to be nervous and probably just going to have to try to slow myself down, and just enjoy the day. It is a lot of pressure out here, even the first three days, so I can’t imagine what it’s going to be like.”AFP