Ludvig Åberg leads Eric Cole by one shot heading into last spherical of RSM Traditional as each gamers shoot nine-under-par on Saturday; Åberg and Cole concentrating on first PGA Tour wins – watch spherical 4 from 6pm, Sunday, Sky Sports activities Golf (purple button)
Final Up to date: 18/11/23 9:55pm
Ludvig Åberg shot a blemish-free nine-under-par third spherical to retain a one-stroke lead on the RSM Traditional in Georgia as he chases a primary win on the PGA Tour.
The Swede, a part of the victorious European Ryder Cup staff in Rome earlier this autumn, registered seven birdies and an eagle at Sea Island Resort, selecting up six photographs in 5 holes throughout a scorching finish to his day.
Åberg made good points at 13 and 14 – the latter after chipping in from 75 toes – eagled 15 after which recorded back-to-back birdies at 16 and 17 earlier than parring 18 to go away himself on 20 underneath par for the event.
The 24-year-old – who has not dropped a shot in 54 holes this week – is a stroke away from American Eric Cole.
He stated: “I stayed affected person and fortunately it paid off. I felt like I used to be hanging the ball effectively. I used to be hitting the fairways, other than 14. I took benefit of just a little bit simpler circumstances.”
Åberg claimed his first DP World Tour trophy on the Omega European Masters in September, simply months after turning skilled, and likewise has two earlier victories on the Swedish Golf Tour, each in 2020.
Cole matched Åberg’s nine-under 61 on Saturday, albeit that his spherical was not bogey-free as he dropped a shot at his fourth gap.
Cole – who, like Åberg, is looking his maiden PGA Tour victory – was one over after 5 on the day however then secured eight birdies and an eagle throughout his subsequent 13 holes.
Mackenzie Hughes, the 2016 RSM Traditional champion, shot the spherical of the day, firing a 10-under 60 with eight birdies and an eagle, lacking out on a 59 as he was solely capable of par his last gap.
The Canadian is 2 photographs behind chief Åberg on 18 underneath, with Tyler Duncan, the 2019 champion, fourth on 17 underneath par after an eight-under 62.
Hughes’ fellow Canadian Adam Svensson received the RSM Traditional in 2022.
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