Bryan is still ahead in the Corales Puntacana

Wesley Bryan has maintained his lead at the Corales Puntacana Championship, a tournament boasting a $4 million purse, since the early stages of the first round

by Andrea Gussoni
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Bryan is still ahead in the Corales Puntacana
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Wesley Bryan has maintained his lead at the Corales Puntacana Championship, a tournament boasting a $4 million purse, since the early stages of the first round. In this PGA Tour event, designed as an alternate for players who do not meet the qualifications for Signature Events, the American concluded the moving day with a birdie on the 54th hole, securing a one-shot advantage over his closest pursuer heading into the final 18 holes.

Wesley Bryan, results

Bryan, seeking his second victory on the American circuit, had an eventful Saturday that kept him on his toes. The Columbia native recorded seven birdies but also faced challenges in the form of bogeys, unlike the previous two rounds.

Despite losing five strokes, Bryan maintained his lead with a third-round score of 70 (-2), bringing his total to -17. However, the significant advantage he had established in the first round was effectively nullified. Bryan now faces close competition from compatriot Kevin Tway, who had a strong showing on the day despite slowing down towards the end.

Tway started strong with three birdies and an eagle in the opening seven holes, adding two more birdies at the 10th and 12th before encountering a bogey at the 15th and failing to gain further ground. With a third-round score of -6, Tway climbed to 2nd place with a total of -16.

The third-place duo, both at -15, pose a potential threat, comprising a resurgent Taylor Pendrith, who carded seven birdies without a bogey, and Justin Lower, whose performance dipped following yesterday's second-place finish, settling for a score of 71 (-1).

On the par-72 layout of the Corales Golf Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, American Billy Horschel secured fifth place outright, trailing the leaders by just three strokes (total of -14 for the tournament). Against the backdrop of a truly stunning landscape, the top-10 concludes with a score of -13, placing Parker Coody, Alex Smalley, Charlie Hoffman, Greyson Sigg, and Bill Haas in sixth position. There are all the results of the event, tbe Corales Puntacana Championship.

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