Billy Hurley takes two-shot lead in Greenbrier Classic

Billy Hurley Greenbrier Classic

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Billy Hurley III extended his Greenbrier Classic lead to two shots when posting a third round score of 67 on Saturday, leaving him at 12-under par for the competition so far.

Hurley had shot to the top of the leaderboards with a bogey-free seven-under-par round of 63 on Friday and the 31-year-old’s round of 67 on Saturday enabled him to double his advantage to two shots, with his nearest rival being Argentinean golfer Angel Cabrera (-10).

Hurley is chasing a first PGA Tour success and started out promisingly with a birdie at the first hole.

He soon gave that shot back at the third, but he quickly made amends at the next to move back to 10 under par before achieving back-to-back birdies at the 12th and 13th holes to put himself as many as three shots clear.

However, a bogey at the 15th cut his advantage and he finished off with a hat-trick of pars to sit on 12 under heading into the final round, although his performance did move his price into just 3.08 to end the Classic as champion.

Anyone else in the field to win is priced at 1.38 as they head into the final round of the Classic and his nearest rival, Cabrera, is pleased with the way the tournament is going so far.

“I hit it really good off the tee. I am very happy.” said the Argentine, who is priced at 1.71 to score better than Hurley in the final round.

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