Stroud fires 67, is tied for 28th in Las Vegas
Published 8:48 pm Saturday, October 5, 2019
Chris Stroud continued his solid play in the third round of the Shriners Children for Charity Open Saturday but once again couldn’t avoid throwing away a couple of shots on the back nine.
Stroud used a birdie-birdie start to post a four-under-par 67 at TPC Summerlin and reached the 54-hole mark at 202. However, he probably left the course thinking about the 3 foot, 8 inch birdie putt he missed on 15 and the par putt he didn’t get down from 3-7 on 17.
The Port Neches-Groves ex will enter the final round tied for 28th, 11 shots off the lead of Kevin Na. Na shot a 10-under-par 61 and stands at 191 after 54 holes
Stroud came out smoking, sinking birdies from 18-8 and 3-3 on the first two holes. He added a third birdie from 2-2 on the par-5 ninth, then got to four under by rolling in another birdie from 11-8 on 10.
For the second consecutive day, he drove the green on the short, par-4 15th. It took three to get down from 40 feet, however. He reached minus-5 on the par-5 16th by sinking a birdie from 13-4. But he gave that shot back by three-putting 17.
Stroud’s excellent day of ball striking was reflected by hitting 17 of 18 greens in regulation.