Former Georgia Tech golfers Matt Kuchar and Cameron Tringale have played themselves into position for a Top 5 finish and possible championship at The Barclays in Paramus, N.J.
Both former Tech standouts sit two shots off the leader, Jason Day (-9) after turning in their Saturday scorecards.
Tringale has been flirting with the top of the leaderboard since Round 1 of The Barclays. However, after shooting a 3-under 68 in Round 2 which put him at 8-under for the tournament, Tringale shot a 1-over 72 in Round 3 putting him at 7-under on the leaderboard and two shots off the lead.
Tringale cancelled out any progress he was going to make on the leaderboard with bogeys plain and simple. He bogeyed the 2nd hole only to get that stroke back on the 6th hole. This pattern of giving up a stroke to get it back continued throughout his round of golf Saturday.
In the end he finshed with four bogeys and three birdies in Round 3, and his 7-under score puts him in a seven-way tie for fourth place. The following is footage of one of Tringale’s brighter moments on the 13th hole care of pgatour.com:
Also involved in that seven-way tie is No.5 golfer in the world Matt Kuchar who shot 3-under-par in Round 3 which moved him up the leaderboard.
Kuchar snatched his first birdie on the 5th hole which later lead to birdies on the 8th, 9th, 14th, 16th and 17th holes. He did bogey the 7th, 10th and 12th holes leading to his 3-under par for the day, but the round of golf Kuchar shot was timely.
Other Yellow Jackets that are still factoring into the leaderboard are Stewart Cink who sits five shots off the lead at 4-under-par after shooting a 3-under 68 in Round 3.
Bryce Molder has been on fire since Round 1 where he shot 3-over. Molder has followed that performance up with back-to-back 3-under 68 scores in Rounds 2 & 3 which puts him at 3-under for the tournament.
Chesson Hadley is in a tie for 61st at even par. Hadley shot 1-under-par in Round 3 after shooting 2-under in Round 2.
Georgia Tech golfers are representing themselves very well at The Barclays. The top 100 golfers in the Fed Ex Cup Point Standings after The Barclays will move on in the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs to play in the Deutsche Bank BMW Championship in Boston.