Saturday, August 6

28 Vaults Piercy Up Leaderboard in Reno

SCOTT PIERCY MADE A ROUTINE PAR on the first hole in the third round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. Then Piercy went crazy, making eight straight birdies at the Montreux Golf & Country Club. The San Diego State grad carded an 8-under 28 on the opening nine to go from after thought to leader. (He started the day seven shots off the pace.)

Piercy calmed down for a while. He notched pars on 10, 11, 12 and 13. Then back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 put him at 10-under for his round with three holes to play. His lone bogey slowed him down at the 17th. But Piercy finished like a champ, sinking an eagle at the final hole for an 11-under 61. He currently holds a three-stroke lead on Pat Perez and Josh Teater with the third round still in progress.

Piercy, whose best finish this year is a T6 at the RBC Canadian Open, is looking for his maiden victory on the PGA Tour. If he can hang on, he’ll join the growing list of first-time winners this season.

−The Armchair Golfer

(Photo: Courtesy of Gaylord Sports)


Eric Crawford said...

That my friend, is what you call SCUBA LOW! 28 WOW

D. Golf said...

Wow! That's some kind of golf...not familiar with scores like that. Is he Superman?