England’s Ian Poulter forged a 4-under-par 67 on Saturday to finish at 13-under 200 and hold on to a one-shot lead after the third round of the RBC Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, SC.
Luke List (who shot a 67 on Saturday) and Si Woo Kim of South Korea (68), the second-round co-leader with Poulter and Bryon DeChambeau, are tied for second a shot in back of Poulter, with C.T Pan of South Korea (67), and Billy Horschel (67) another stroke in arrears at 202.
Poulter, who won two weeks ago in Houston to post his first victory in the United States and earn a trip to the Masters Tournament, had four birdies and no bogey on his card.
Kevin Kisner (66) and Chesson Hadley are tied for sixth at 203, South African Rory Sabbatini (70) is eighth at 204, and Danny Lee of Australia, Matt Kuchar, and Ryan Moore are ninth, five shots off Poulter’s lead.
DeChambeau struggled to a 75 on Saturday and fell all the way to a tie for 20th place, seven shots off the top of the leaderboard. DeChambeau had four birdies on his round but also carded a triple-bogey 8 on the par-5 second hole, a bogey on the ninth, and double bogeys on the 13th and 17th holes.
Kisner was one of four players that fashioned a 66 as the day’s low rounds. Joining him were South Korea’s Byeong Hun An, who’s among a group of eight golfers at 206 after three rounds, Charley Hoffman (one of 12 players at 207), and Tyrone Van Aswegen of South Africa (among four at 208.
Only 20 of the 77 golfers who made the cut for the third round shot over par. DeChambeau’s 75 only beat one player on Saturday — Michael Kim, who is in 77th place.
The last seven winners of the RBC Heritage have trailed by two or more strokes at the midway point of the tournament.
Due to the possibility of strong afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday, the final round of the tournament will feature threesomes off split tees from approximately 7-9 a.m. EDT.
–Field Level Media