Gamez on track for full Tour status

BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2008 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic | Round Three | 19 Jan 2008

Robert Gamez added a third round of 67 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and leads by one over previous winner, Justin Leonard and D.J. Trahan as the event enters the final round of rotation golf. Boo Weekly is alone in fourth place, two shots behind Leonard and Trahan.

Gamez last won on the PGA Tour in 2005, 15 years after his initial two victories in 1990. The 39-year-old is playing without full USPGA Tour status in 2008 after his exemption for the 2005 victory ran out at the end of last season. He withdrew from the PGA Tour School late last year but is on track to make amends this week.

The Australian challenge remained intact with Steve Elkington at 13 under and rookie Brett Rumford at 12 under still very much in contention especially given that there are still 36 holes to play.

Mathew Goggin and John Senden are at 9 under while Matt Jones, Mark Hensby and Rod Pampling are at 8 under and Robert Allenby at five under.

The cut will be made at the completion of tomorrow’s fourth round with the top 70 and ties advancing to Sunday’s final round at the host venue, the Classic Club.

 

Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1   ↑T2 -26 D.j. Trahan United States 67 64 68 70 65 334
2   ↓1 -23 Justin Leonard United States 68 64 67 66 72 337
T3   ↓T2 -22 Anthony Kim United States 69 67 67 66 69 338
T3   ↓T2 -22 Kenny Perry United States 66 72 65 66 69 338
T5   ↑T17 -21 Chez Reavie United States 69 68 67 70 65 339
T5   ↑T13 -21 Ryan Moore United States 75 64 67 67 66 339
T5   ↑T6 -21 Steve Elkington Australia 66 68 69 67 69 339
T8   ↓T6 -19 Boo Weekley United States 69 70 62 69 71 341
T8 -19 Brett Rumford Australia 67 68 69 67 70 341
T8   ↑T17 -19 Charley Hoffman United States 68 72 71 63 67 341
Position Score Player Country R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
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