Captain Kirk is still in control of The McGladrey Classic, albeit sharing the lead with Briny Baird after the third round at Sea Island Golf Course.
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Captain Kirk and Briny sit atop the leaderboard of The McGladrey Classic at -10 under par for the tournament. The Captain shot a third round of -2 under par 68, while Briny went one better with -3 under par 67.
Chris got frustrated early on;
” The first twelve holes were a little bit frustrating, I didn’t feel like I was playing that poorly at all. I missed one green in those twelve holes, and I was playing pretty solid golf. Just couldn’t quite get a number right, and I couldn’t quite read a putt right. This course in particular can frustrate you like that, just because there are no real ‘gimme’ birdie holes out here at all. Thankfully I did stay pretty patient. Just keep hitting solid shots and stay patient like I did today. Hopefully it will come early and I’ll have a really hot front nine, but if not I’ll just try to make my birdies when I can get them. It’s not like you can just go out there and play conservative and try to hold onto your lead, it’s sort of anybody’s game. Obviously, I’m happy to be tied for the lead right now because that’s one less shot that I’ve got to go get tomorrow. But I’ve got to go play a really good round tomorrow, and hope that nobody plays a really great round tomorrow.”
When asked what it would take to win, Briny, who had carded three straight birdies at the end of his round, just replied;
“One less than the next best guy. It’s a great way to finish and it puts me in a better position going into tomorrow than if I’d have just finished with pars. That would have made the work tomorrow considerably harder.”
There are three players tied in third place, just one shot back at -9 under par, Kevin Stadler, Brian Gay and John Senden. Kevin had the lowest round of the day, a marvelous -5 under par 65, and Brian was close with his -4 under par 66.
Tied in sixth spot are Brendon Todd and Scott Brown, both achieving -8 under par for the contest.