Stewart Cink, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ben Crane share the top spot on the FedEx St Jude Classic leaderboard after 54 holes at TPC Southwind in Memphis.
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Stewart shot a third round -1 under par 69, Rafa -5 under 65 and Ben -2 under 68 to share the FedEx St Jude classic lead with -9 under par totals.
Stewart really enjoyed the experience;
“It’s a moment you don’t really get to experience that often, even if you’ve played on the Tour for 21 years.”
“This may only happen a handful of times. Maybe a few more. So it’s a really sweet feeling.”
“I’m probably not supposed to be doing this, but I don’t really care about that. My golf ball doesn’t know how old I am.”
Rafa, who has yet to win a PGA Tour event, was happy with back to back chip-ins;
“So obviously very pleased. It took away a little bit of pressure, just brought the smile to my face.”
“It got me laughing because I don’t know if I’ve ever done that before.”
Ben is a good friend of Stewart’s, and said he felt for his friend with the tough times they have experienced recently;
“The past year for Stewart has been something that you wouldn’t wish any couple to go through.”
“But we’ve watched Stewart and Lisa get closer to each other, get closer to God and be a light out here on the PGA Tour in the midst of these trials.”
Tied in fourth spot at -8 under par are Luke List, -4 under 66 today, and Chad Campbell, also returning -4 under 66.
Luke was happy with his Eagle performance;
“Two eagles on the card, I was really happy.”
Chez Reavie, +2 over 72 today, Charl Schwartzel, +4 over 74 and Sebastian Munoz, +5 over 75, all started the round with a one shot lead over Stewart, but they struggled all day long.