Ryder Cup chasing Garcia grabs Wyndham lead
Published on Aug 19, 2012 11:02 AM
(REUTERS) - Spain's Sergio Garcia fired a four-under-par 66 to take the lead after the third round of the Wyndham Championship on Saturday and fuel his bid to play in a sixth Ryder Cup.
Garcia missed the cut at the United States PGA Championship last week to fall outside the automatic qualification zone for the Ryder Cup, but he has bounced back in North Carolina to take a one shot lead on 14-under 196 at the Sedgefield Country Club.
The 32-year-old is one clear of American youngster Bud Cauley, who matched Garcia's 66 on Saturday, and South African Tim Clark who shot a 67 to also end the day on 197.
A first win on the PGA Tour in four years would guarantee Garcia's inclusion in the European side when the team is chosen in just over a week's time for the Sept. 28-30 matches.
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