Sunday , September 6, 2015

Perez: 71-71-70 After Three At TPC Boston

Pat Perez is one-under after three at the Deutsche Bank Championship , putting together back-to-back even rounds before a one-under 70 on Sunday. Perez will be back in action at TPC Boston at 9:45 a.m. ET where he’ll be paired with Kevin Streelman for the final round. 

Friday’s opening round featured an early birdie on the par-five second, but bogeys on No. 3 and No. 8 had Perez plus one at the turn. A quick birdie on the par-four tenth had Perez back at even, where he knocked down eight consecutive pars en route to a 71. 

On paper, Saturday’s second round had a similar feel as Perez carded two birdies and two bogeys on the day—though in this case it was back-to-back birdies down the stretch to keep Perez above the cut line. 

Plus two after a bogey on No. 1, Perez rattled off five pars before a birdie on the par-five seventh. Perez hit his tee shot 289 yards to the right fairway, his second shot 261 yards to the left fairway and his third shot 50 yards to the green, setting up the 3’6″ birdie putt. 

On the par-three eighth, it was a 190-yard tee shot to the green, setting up a 15-footer that Perez cooly rolled in, getting him back to even on the round. A second round 71 was official as Perez knocked down a five-foot par putt on No. 9.

Sunday’s third round opened with a bogey on No. 1, but Perez bounced back with a quick birdie on the par-five second—rolling in a four-footer after sticking his third shot 103 yards to the green.

On the par-four fourth, a 289-yard tee shot to the right rough and 96-foot second shot set up the 8’4″ birdie putt which Perez rolled in, getting to one-under through four. 

Perez took advantage of the next par-five on No. 7 and dropped a seven-foot birdie putt, setting it up with a 34-yard shot to the green.

Two-under at the turn, Perez carded back-to-back bogeys on No. 13 and No. 14 and was back at even with four to play, but ended the day on a positive note, birdying the par-five eighteenth coming in.

After hitting his tee shot 229 yards to the right fairway, his second shot 249 yards to the left intermediate—where he took a drop—Perez hit his third shot 93 feet to the green and left himself a 10’6″ birdie putt which he dropped, completing a third round 70.

Perez averaged 300 yards driving distance, was 64.29-percent in driving accuracy, hit 61.11-percent greens-in-regulation, was 71.43-percent in scrambling and 0.05 in strokes gained putting.

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