Sunday, February 23, 2020
Ted Potter moved into a tie for seventh at the Puerto Rico Open with a solid 5-under-par 67 in round 3, highlighted by his second eagle of the event. Ted's rounds of 68-70-67-205, 11 under, left him seven strokes shy of leader Viktor Hovland, who put up an 8-under 64 on Saturday, and, at 18 under, holds a one-stroke edge over Martin Laird and two over Josh Teater.
Although Ted would have to go bananas to overtake the top three, he's just two strokes out of fourth place and reaching that would result in his best performance of the season. Alone in fourth place in the $3 million event would be worth $147,000.
Ted began on the par-36 front nine at the Grand Reserve Country Club with birdies on 2 and 6 and the eagle 3 sandwiched in between at No. 5. After a bogey at 7 he made the turn at 3-under 33. On the back nine, Ted made birdies at 10, 13 and 17, with a bogey at 14, for 34 and a 5-under 67. He was tied for first in the eagle category after 54 holes. He tees off today at 12:55 with Tyler McCumber as his partner. At 11 under, Ted is in a five-way tie that includes former leader Kyle Stanley, who dropped off the pace after a third-round 71.
Gator Chris Couch continued his run toward regaining his exemption with a 3-under 69 and is tied for 12th at 10 under (66-71-69-206).
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