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Double Digits Isn’t Good in Golf! Ask Summerhays
He scored in double digits is pretty good in basketball, not so in golf. It isn’t good when you have to put double digits on any hole on your scorecard, and that’s what Daniel Summerhays had to do in the third round of the Shell Houston Open.
He took a ten on the par five eighth hole and posted an eight over par 80 and fell to near the bottom of the scoreboard.
But he wasn’t alone in his dismay. Ryan Moore posted an 85 in the third round after posting a 66 in the second round. That’s a shot a hole higher plus one.
Golf—such a fickle game.
Summerhays now has rounds of 72-69-80-221 and stands in 87th place. Moore has rounds of 71-66-85-222, and another outstanding golfer, Justin Leonard, shot 69-72-83-224.
Colt Knost also posted an interesting third round that included three birdies, seven pars, four bogeys, and five double bogeys for a nine over par 81. He stands two behind Summerhays at 69-73-81-223.
Meanwhile Louis Oosthuizen is the cruising leader and hasn’t found any trouble on the course. He has avoided double bogeys and has posted three straight rounds with a minimum of six birdies. He shot 31 on the backside Saturday and after three rounds stands at 17 under par 67-66-66-199, two shots ahead of Hunter Mahan at 69-67-65-201.
Oosthuizen is from South Africa and measures 5-10, 170. Hunter Mahan is 5-11, 175 and played collegiately at Oklahoma State. He hails originally from California.
The final round will be televised on NBC at 1 p.m.