Golf: Scott leads by three midway through third round at Bay Hill
Published on Mar 23, 2014 5:55 AM
(REUTERS) - Australian Adam Scott almost surrendered a huge lead before settling down to hold a three-shot cushion halfway through the third round at the US$6.2 million (S$7.9 million) Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday.
The Masters champion teed off at 14 under par with a seemingly insurmountable seven-shot lead in fine conditions at Bay Hill in Orlando.
But a tardy beginning by Scott, who made two early bogeys, combined with a quick start by American Chesson Hadley, quickly breathed suspense into the PGA Tour event.
Hadley made four quick birdies to cut the lead to just one shot after six holes, only to bogey the par-three seventh after his tee shot plugged in a greenside bunker.
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