HILTON HEAD ISLAND, USA: England’s Luke Donald fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) after three rounds of the US PGA Tour’s Heritage.
Donald went into the round with a share of fourth place behind the leading trio of K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin, who topped the leader board after the storm-disrupted second round was completed on Saturday morning.
Donald, who has two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes in his past five starts in the $5.8 million event, had an eight-under total of 205 going into Sunday’s final round.
“I’ve always liked this golf course,” the 36-year-old Donald said. “I’m really happy with the way I’m striking the ball. I felt like I was going to give myself a lot of chances.”
American John Huh carded his second straight 68 at Harbour Town Golf Links to move into second place on 207.
Donald gained some quick momentum with an eagle at the par-five second hole. He mixed two birdies with three bogeys on the front nine, but four birdies on his inward run saw him gain control.