Saturday , March 30, 2013

72-71-70 After Three In Houston For Perez

It’s truly been a birdie-fest for Pat Perez in Houston this week at Redstone, but unfortunately the bogeys and doubles have been in the mix, as well.

Perez is three-under entering the final round at the Shell Houston Open, going 72-71-70 over a three-day span. Perez has carded fourteen birdies over fifty-four holes, but five bogeys and three doubles are the difference between T43rd and truly being in the hunt.

Co-leader Bill Hass has eighteen birdies on the week, while Stewart Cink, also entering round four eleven-under, has twelve, yet only one bogey in three rounds, knocking down pars and giving nothing back.

Perez got off to a blazing start on Thursday, starting on ten and three under after nine. From there, a double on two and bogey on four put him back at even, where he finished the day after five straight pars.

Friday’s round began with three straight pars before a bogey on four, but Perez quickly regained composure and birdied three of his next four, putting him at two-under entering the back nine.

Back-to-back bogeys on ten and eleven had Perez even. but a birdie on the par-five fifteenth set him back one-under, where he’d finish the day after parring out.

Round Three had ‘Moving Day’ written all over it as Perez went off with seven birdies, but doubles on three and eighteen were difference-makers. What looked to be a third round 68, went back to 70 after a tough go of it on the par-four eighteenth.

Perez will wrap up the Shell Houston Open on Sunday with a 9:17am local tee time and he’ll be paired with Chris Kirk for the final eighteen.

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