WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. >> Jason Bohns main goal after barely making the cut at The Greenbrier Classic was to get some extra rest before the final round. Rain caused delays in play.
Jason Bohn shot a 9-under 61 Saturday and heads into the final round in a four-way tie for the lead at The Greenbrier Classic.
Despite finishing before the halfway leaders had even teed off, Bohn’s score was never surpassed throughout the remainder of the day, although he was caught by Sean O’Hair, SJ Park and Bryce Molder.
South Korean Park, who is the only golfer among the four leaders who has not won on the United States tour, has two global wins, including a victory on the Japan Tour in 2013. Molder had a 67.
There are 27 players within four strokes of the lead. Tiger Woods wasnt among them. Thomas shot 66. Hearn, Lee and Collins each shot 68.
Its setting up to be another close finish at the tournament, which debuted in 2010.
Bohn had no such problems as he accrued 10 birdies to come within two shots of the course record 59 held by Stuart Appleby.
Woods, who is coming off a dismal performance at the United States Open last month, on Saturday shot one-over 71 as he played the back nine in plus-two at the $6.7 million PGA Tour event.
After sinking a seven-foot putt at the 36th hole to make the cut with nothing to spare on Friday, Bohn used the confidence-booster as a springboard into contention.
“I just wanted to sleep in to be honest, so now I don’t have to get up early in the morning”, Bohn said.
Molder began the day just one stroke off the lead and gained some early momentum with three birdies on his front nine. “I struck my ball pretty solid and kept my ball in play”. He rolled in five birdies on the front nine and added another on the par-four 10th. “I feel like I’m really close to putting it together”.
In addition to sitting atop the leaderboard, O’Hair also had one of the putts of the day as he sunk an incredible 40-foot birdie putt on the par-three third.
Giulia Molinaro shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to move into a first-place tie with Chi Arimura who finished 4-under 68 at the Symetra Tour Tullymore Classic in Stanwood, Michigan.
I started pressing at the end trying to make some birdies and really got aggressive, Woods said.
He closed his round with four birdies on the final five holes.
Seeking his fifth PGA Tour win and first since 2011, OHair had four back-nine birdies Saturday.