Wed, 16 Jun 2021

Paul Goydos (69) owns one-shot lead at Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Field Level Media
16 May 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

Paul Goydos carded a 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Billy Andrade into the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Duluth, Ga.

Goydos sits at 8 under 136. A slew of players follow Andrade tied for third at 6 under, including 18-hole leader Stephen Ames (72). Five other players are T3 at 138. Robert Karlsson (69) is alone in 9th three strokes back at 5 under.

Goydos made all pars on the front nine before carding three birdies on the back nine of TPC Sugarloaf.

"Well, this course isn't playing that easy. Pars aren't bad scores quite frankly," Goydos said. "I had a few decent looks. But again, you have to hit quality shots to have birdie putts. You know, sometimes golf's not necessarily where your good shots go, it's where your poor shots go. Today all my poor shots got in the middle of the green and allowed me to two-putt and make pars."

Andrade shot 68 after a chaotic back nine. After two birdies on the front nine, Andrade posted two birdies, two bogeys and an eagle on the par 5 18th to cap his round.

"You can't hit a squirrelly shot and get away with it," Andrade said. "Today was a solid day just like yesterday. Had a lot of chances, which was great. It's nice to have an eagle try on the last hole and see what the leaderboard looks like. It's not playing easy. I think it's probably the toughest it's played in all the years that we've played here, so by looking at the leaderboard, you can tell that, so I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Dicky Pride bolted 12 spots up the leaderboard with a low round of 67. He's part of the group T3 at 6 under.

--Field Level Media

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