Villegas Tied for Lead in Bermuda
Sunday, November 12, 2023

    After making the cut right on the line in the $6.5 million Butterfield Bermuda Championship, Ted Potter let it get away on the front nine in Saturday's round 3. Ted closed well on Friday with four late birdies to finish at 5 under par with rounds of 70-67-137, and made the weekend tied for 60th in the field of 82.

    However, Ted began on the back nine Saturday and made two bogeys and a double for a 4-over-39, and fell back to 1 under. With a disappointing finish looming, he revved it up late with birdies at 7, 8 and 9 on the front nine and finished with a 1-over-par 72, 4 under for the 54 holes and in a tie for 75th.

    The par-71 Port Royal Golf Course proved to be not as challenging to the three Gators in the field. Tyson Alexander's 68-67-68-203, 10 under par, put him in a tie for 36th heading into today's finale. Dual Tour competitor Brian Gay's 67-68-67-202, 11 under, has him in a tie for 29th, but it's Camilo Villegas who has the crowd buzzing. 

    After a second-place finish in last week's World Wide Technology, his best performance in quite a while and good for a check for $729,800, Camilo is in a position to win it in Bermuda and regain the exemption he's been playing without for many months. A 5-under-par 65 Saturday, following rounds of 67-63, has him deadlocked for the lead with Alex Noren, both at 18 under.  

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