Going into the final day of The Deutsche Bank Championship the focus for the Georgia Tech contingent of pro golfers is not only on to attempt to win the event, but also to be in a position to advance to the BMW Championship next week.
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The top 70 golfers in the Fed Ex Point Standings will get the opportunity to play in the next round of the Fed Ex Playoffs, so finishing high on the leaderboard this week is critical.
Chesson Hadley has put himself in a pretty nice position going into Monday’s final round sitting five strokes off the lead at 7-under-par.
He is coming off shooting a clutch 4-under-par 67 on Sunday, that was needed after the 2-over-par performance that he had in Round 2 Saturday.
Hadley had six birdies and two bogeys on his scorecard when he went into the clubhouse Sunday.
His birdie putt on the 5th hole was part of a stretch where Hadley knocked down birdies on four of his first five holes.
Here is what his birdie looked like on the 5th hole courtesy of pgatour.com:
Hadley has played well at TPC Boston outside of the Round 2 malfuntions. He came into The Deutsche Bank Championship as the No.84 golfer in the Fed Ex Cup Point Standings. A strong finish should put him in the Top 70.
Another golfer that needs a strong finish on Monday is Stewart Cink.
He came into The Deutsche Bank Championship ranked 77th in the Fed Ex Cup Standings.
Currently, Cink is sitting tied for 40th on the leaderboard at 1-under-par. He shot 2-under par on Sunday finishing with four birdies and two bogeys on the day.
Monday, Cink will be looking to move up the leaderboard so he can secure one of the Top 70 slots for the BMW Championship.
Cameron Tringale should really not have anything to worry about as far as advancing to the BMW Championship since he came into this event at No. 10 in the Fed Ex Cup Point Standings.
After his Top Five finish at The Barlclays, Tringale has been scuffling at TPC Boston shooting 3-over-par through three rounds.
On Sunday, Tringale shot even par nullifying his birdies on the 4th and 8th holes with his bogeys on the 3rd and 16th holes.
He would like to shoot a solid round on Monday just to get some momentum going into the BMW Championship.
Matt Kuchar should be in good shape to advance as well. He came into The Deutsche Bank Championship fourth in the Fed Ex Point Standings and currently is tied for 21st at 5-under-par.
He shot 2-over par on Sunday carding four bogeys and two birdies. This has been on of the few hiccups that he has had in the PGA postseason.
Kuchar has been playing solid golf all playoffs long, and is a serious threat to win the Fed Ex Playoff Championship at the end of all this.
Here are the tee times for Georgia Tech golfers participating the final round of The Deutsche Bank Championship from golfweek.com:
8:55 a.m.: William McGirt, Cameron Tringale
10:25 a.m.: Andrew Svoboda, Stewart Cink
11:55 a.m.: Russell Knox, Matt Kuchar
1:05 p.m.: Geoff Ogilvy, Chesson Hadley
Don’t forget the Top 70 in the Fed Ex Cup Point Standings will advance to the BMW Championship next week. To see the current Fed Ex Point Standings go to golftoday.co.uk.