Henley fires another 65, trails by three at Travelers; Durant tied for sixth at Champions Tour event
Russell Henley, a co-leader after 36 holes at The Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, slipped to a three-way tie for second place heading into the tournament’s final round despite another brilliant round.
Henley, one of the golf clients of Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy, fired a second consecutive 65 Saturday including a 30 on his final nine holes.
Meanwhile, Daniel Berger fired a 62 Saturday to grab a three shot lead at 15-under par. Russell Knox shot a third round 64 and Tyrone Van Aswegen matched Henley’s 65. Those three players are 12-under par with 18 holes remaining.
Aaron Baddeley, another Scott Hamilton Golf Academy player, is 5-under par heading into the final round. SHGA players Boo Weekley, Brendon Todd, and Steven Bowditch missed the cut.
The final round of the tournament is Sunday at TPC River Highlands.
On the PGA Champions Tour, Joe Durant -- a SHGA affiliated player -- shot 65 Saturday and is tied for sixth place moving into Sunday's final round at the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota. Durant is 10-under par and trails leader Miguel Angel Jimenez by four shots. Durant is the No. 5 ranked player on the senior PGA Champions Tour.
Mark Silvers of SHGA is also 10-under par and tied for 24th place at the WEB.com Tour's Digital Ally Open in Overland Park, Kansas.
Final rounds for the 3M Championship and the Digital Ally Open are also on Sunday.
_______________ Scott Hamilton, Director of Golf at CCC, works with many accomplished professional golfers on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, LPGA, and other professional golf tours.