Campbell ties course record to share lead
Monday 24 May 2004
Chad Campbell matched the course record with a nine-under-par 61 to share the lead after the third round of The Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday.
The last players to shoot 61 at the Colonial Country Club were the defending champion Kenny Perry and Justin Leonard. Both did it last year.
Campbell is now at eight-under, level with Brian Gay and Steve Flesch, and two shots ahead of Zach Johnson. Gay, who missed the cut in his last three starts, also threatened the course record and led by as many as three shots on the back nine. But he had bogeys on the 14th, 16th and 18th holes and finished with a 65.
Campbell began with an eagle and two birdies before alternating two more birdies with a pair of bogeys to make the turn at four-under. But he recorded five birdies on the back nine. "If you are hitting the shots, it is not that tough," Campbell said. "A lot of it is just confidence and trusting the wind."
Second-round joint-leaders Leonard and JL Lewis struggled to two-over 72 and 75 respectively.
* A one-over-par 72 was enough to earn Wales' Becky Morgan a share of the lead going into the final round of the Sybase Classic on the outskirts of New York. Aiming for a first professional victory, Morgan led by four at halfway after a second round 64 but ended the third day on 10-under alongside the American Sherri Steinhauer.
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