Lieutenant Billy Hurley 111 eyes the win at The Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC.
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Billy had a -3 under par 67 third round to take a two shot lead into the final day at -12 under par, and has a good chance to lift The Greenbrier Classic trophy. His military training helps with the rigors of the Pro golf circuit;
“Played nicely today and look forward to doing it again tomorrow. I think that mental toughness and timing are two keys, they’re both very similar and very important in both jobs.”
“I slept fine last night. A benefit of the Navy is you learn to sleep anywhere. I think I’ll sleep fine tonight, too.”
“Sometimes you kind of can look at a guy like that who has won a bunch and two majors, kind of like, ‘Oh, he does that pretty nice.’” It will be a new experience, but I’ve played with a major winners a couple times before.”
“I feel like I have my card locked up for next year, which is kind of a big piece of playing the last couple weeks for me. So at this point, a win is kind of a bonus. I’m going to give it my best and try to win tomorrow, and try to hit shots and just have fun doing it. I haven’t really thought about it too much.”
“I’m going to try to keep doing what I’m doing, I just want to put my mind in position so that I can play well. I figure if I shoot the lowest score tomorrow, I can’t lose. So we’re just going to go out there and play nicely. If I play well with a two‑shot lead, I’m going to have to play really, really well. I just tell myself to be Billy Hurley.”
The Major winner Billy was referring to is second placed Angel Cabrera, who carded a third round -6 under par 64 to climb into contention at -10 under par.
Angel spoke of his Major wins, but does think that experience will help him here;
“I’d like to continue winning majors, but if I win this nice tournament, I’ll be very happy. It’s been a while, I’ve been working very hard, so it’s just hard work to get me in this position.”
“That’s probably not going to play into it. All I have to do is keep playing well. I’d like to have the title, and I’ve just got to keep working.”
Kevin Chappell is in third spot at -9 under par, following his third round -1 under par 69.