Martin's luck has changed; shoots 62 in Round 3


To say that Ben Martin’s luck has changed this week in Las Vegas would be an understatement.

After missing the cut at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open the last two times he played the Vegas stop, as well as an MC last week at the Open, Martin finds himself atop the leaderboard in Las Vegas through three rounds.

Martin shot a 9-under 62 Saturday at TPC Summerlin, which tied Jimmy Walker and Jim Herman for the low round of the tournament, to catapult into the lead. His round included one bogey and 10 birdies, including a stretch of five in a row on his final nine.

“It’s just one of those days when you get in the zone,” Martin said. “Feels like every single number I had was the perfect number. … Every time I grabbed a club it was the perfect number.”

Martin has three third-place finishes on the PGA Tour, but is looking for his first win.