Johnson Grabs Nationwide Lead

By Sports NetworkAugust 11, 2007, 4:00 pm
Nationwide TourSCRANTON, Penn. -- Richard Johnson shot a 4-under 67 in the third round of the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic on Saturday to take a one- shot lead.
 
Johnson will be seeking his third Nationwide Tour title on Sunday, and first since it was the Buy.com Tour in 2000. He is also looking to break into the top 25 on the money list -- in position for a bump to the PGA TOUR next season.
 
'That's what I'll be going for,' said Johnson, who was at 14-under 199 overall.
 
D.A. Points shot a 3-under 68 and was alone in second place, one stroke behind Johnson at 13-under 200. Kevin Gessino-Kraft also had a 68 and was another shot further back at 201.
 
Patrick Sheehan fired a 7-under 64 to climb from a tie for 42nd place into a tie for fourth place at 10-under 203. Chad Collins, one of the second-round leaders, and Jason Allred were also at 203.
 
The tournament was back on track after two weather delays Friday forced the completion of the second round until Saturday. The third round didn't begin until 1:15 Saturday afternoon, with players going off in threesomes from both tees.
 
Johnson posted birdies on four of his first six holes and made the turn in 32 shots only after stumbling to a bogey at the ninth. He added another birdie at the 13th, then closed with a bogey at the 18th.
 
This marks the second time Johnson has held a 54-hole lead this season. He shot a final-round 70 and finished tied for third place at the BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs in May.
 
It was the second year in a row he held at least a share of the third-round lead at the Cliffs without winning.
 
'I've had chances to win this year and I haven't yet,' said Johnson. 'I just need to finish one off.'
 
Jim McGovern shared the second-round lead with Collins, then shot a 74 in the third round to fall into a tie for 11th place at 8-under 205.
 

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    'Hungover' Pepperell improbably in mix after 67

    By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eddie Pepperell’s 11:40 a.m. tee time on Sunday at The Open was a tad early, and not just because the Englishman was heading out more than three hours before the leaders.

    Following a third-round 71 that dropped him eight strokes off the lead, Pepperell did what many golfers do after a less-than-stellar round – he drank.

    “Honestly, I was a little hungover. I won't lie. I had too much to drink last night,” said Pepperell, who said he went to bed on Friday at around 11:30 p.m. “I was so frustrated yesterday, that today was really, I wouldn't say a write-off, but I didn't feel I was in the golf tournament. Whether I shot 69 or 73 today, it wouldn't have been heartbreaking.”

    Pepperell was much closer to the former on Sunday, posting a round-of-the-day 67 to move to within one stroke of the lead held by multiple players as the leaders made the turn.


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    Pepperell had just a single bogey on a blustery day at Carnoustie and closed his round with birdies at Nos. 14 and 17. It was one of just four rounds in the 60s on a course that had become increasingly difficult with each gust.

    With six players tied for the lead at 6 under par, including defending champion Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Pepperell planned to wait and see how the afternoon progressed.

    “The only hope I have is that it's Carnoustie, and the last three, four holes, even though they're downwind, still anything can happen with obviously pressure and all that sort of stuff out here,” he said. “So I'll have to hang around.”

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    NBC Sports and Golf Channel are showcasing nearly 50 hours of live coverage of the 147th Open. Missed anything? Well, you can catch up right here. Click on the links below for replays from Carnoustie, broken down into daily segments:

    Saturday, Day 3 (Times ET)

    7AM-3PM (Watch): Jordan Spieth fired 65 to move into a three-way share of the 54-hole lead, while Tiger Woods (66) played his way into contention. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler and Thorbjorn Olesen.

    4:30-7AM (Watch): Sunny skies and birdies were on the menu early in Round 3, as Justin Rose made his way around Carnoustie in 64 strokes. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Henrik Stenson and Bryson DeChambeau.


    Friday, Day 2 (Times ET)

    8:20AM-3PM (Watch): As the skies cleared on Friday afternoon, defending champion Jordan Spieth made a run to try and regain the claret jug. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

    1:30-8:20AM (Watch): On a rainy Friday morning at Carnoustie, Rory McIlroy shot 69 to reach 4 under, while Zach Johnson fired a 67 for the early lead. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter and Cameron Smith.


    Thursday, Day 1 (Times ET)

    Noon-4PM (Watch): Tiger Woods was up and down in the afternoon, as winds picked up a little and no one could catch Kevin Kisner. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Woods, Russell Knox and Hideki Matsuyama.

    1:30-8:25AM (Watch): Defending champion Jordan Spieth got off to a good start, while Kevin Kisner (66) set the early pace. Click here or on the image below to watch. Also, click here to watch the full replay of the marquee group: Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Chris Wood.