Percy in contention for big PGA pay day

Australian veteran Cameron Percy is just three shots off the lead after the third round of the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship.

22-Sep-2019 By Australian Associated Press

Cameron Percy is poised to land the biggest pay day of his career with the Australian veteran just three shot off the lead heading into the final round of the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship.

The Victorian carded a four-under 68 on Saturday to sit fourth at 13-under after three rounds of the rain-affected event in Jackson, Mississippi.

Percy had five birdies and a bogey in his third round to be within touching distance of a maiden PGA Tour victory - after having returned to the lucrative circuit via the secondary tour finals.

The 45-year-old - whose best PGA finish is a second place in 2010 - has fought back from a fractured wrist earlier this year and a little over a week ago popped a rib out of place before he teed it up at the Greenbrier Classic.

"The start of the year is very important because you get a re-rank after five weeks," Percy told RSN 927's The Breakfast Club last week.

"If you don't, you won't be playing for a couple of weeks because the fields are very limited, to about 120 players.

"If you don't get a decent re-rank, then you can't play for a few weeks.

"If you play well over the next five weeks you're a chance."

Percy has played so well this week that he has given himself the chance of winning and securing his status on the tour.

But he will have to hunt down Sebastian Munoz, who fired a sizzling nine-under 63 to rocket up to 16-under 200

The Colombian's bogey-free round, which included back-to-back birdies on the 11th and 12th, left him a stroke clear of Mexico's Carlos Ortiz.

An eagle on the 11th was the highlight of Ortiz's round of 65 which nudged him above the overnight leader, Byeong Hun An (70) of South Korea.

An, who had been forced to play 25 holes on Friday due to bad weather, looked set to extend his lead after three-straight birdies from the 13th hole.

But a late lapse in which he posted consecutive bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes saw An drop back to 14-under-par.

Five players, including Korean Sungjae Im (67), are tied fifth at 12 under.

Percy's countryman Cameron Davis (72) is at six under.


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