2022 AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard: Jordan Spieth's 64 in Round 3 puts him one behind leader Sebastian Munoz

2022 AT&T Byron Nelson leaderboard: Jordan Spieth’s 64 in Round 3 puts him one behind leader Sebastian Munoz

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Sebastian Munoz would be the “other” native man within the ultimate pairing of the overall around of the Byron Nelson.

It is cool by way of the Colombian who now calls the Dallas discipline house and has no less than shared the lead in spite of everything 3 rounds.

Munoz shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday and was once 21 beneath, a stroke forward of fatherland favourite Jordan Spieth, who continues to be in the hunt for a step forward on the tournament wherein he contended within the ultimate around as a 16-year-old top schooler in 2010. Spieth shot a 64.

Joaquin Niemann would be the 3rd participant within the ultimate crew Sunday, on my own in 3rd any other shot again after a 65. James Hahn nearly matched Munoz’s opening-round 60 at TPC Craig Ranch, capturing 61 to leap 34 spots to a tie for fourth with Justin Thomas (64).

Spieth is a yr more youthful than Munoz at 28 however has 3 majors amongst 13 occupation victories after starring on the College of Texas. Munoz, who performed in school within sight at North Texas, is two 1/2 years got rid of from his lone PGA Excursion win.

“Besides winning in Bogota, Colombia, I’ve never been the favorite of any other place,” Munoz mentioned. “So it’s a familiar spot. Jordan is, of course, the golden boy here, so everyone’s favorite. I’m good friends with him, so it’s going to be a lot of fun tomorrow.”

Spieth by no means went greater than two holes with no birdie ahead of a bogey at 15. He is had decrease rounds and been with regards to victory ahead of in a event he needs to win badly after any such outstanding PGA Excursion debut as an novice 12 years in the past.

But even so, he and others a few of the best 30 on the planet taking part in this week are getting able for the PGA Championship subsequent week at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“So having a chance to win this event, this will be kind of the best chance I’ve maybe ever had going into Sunday,” Spieth mentioned. “Done a good job not putting too much pressure on myself, I just wanted to get into contention and obviously see what needs to be sharpened for next week. But there’s no better prep for a major than winning the week before.”

Speith was once 9th closing season within the first yr at TPC Craig Ranch, his very best Nelson end.

Munoz made a 39-foot birdie putt at the par-4 2nd hollow and sank a protracted bunker shot at the quick par-4 6th.

Enjoying with any other Texan in Ryan Palmer, Munoz bumped into bother at the side of Palmer at the par-4 sixteenth.

After Palmer sprayed his manner method proper into the stands, Munoz went left taking part in a shot from a bunker with the ball within the tough above his ft. He swiped the bottom along with his membership after leaving a chip 30 ft away and ended up along with his best bogey.

Palmer, two photographs again on the time after a stretch of 5 consecutive birdies, needed to drop in some deep tough, wanted two photographs to get out and three-putted for double-bogey.

A West Texas local and Dallas-area resident in the hunt for his first particular person victory since 2010, Palmer shot 70 and was once 17 beneath with protecting champion Okay.H. Lee (67) and 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel (68).

Spieth in brief pulled even with Munoz at 18 beneath with 5 birdies in six holes ahead of the Colombian hit his approaches on 9 and 10 inside 5 ft for birdies that put him again in entrance to stick.

Hahn ignored the minimize the previous two instances he performed the Nelson after completing 3rd in 2017, the closing yr on the TPC 4 Seasons in any other Dallas suburb, Irving.

The transfer to McKinney, about 30 miles north of downtown, got here after the Nelson was once performed two times at Trinity Wooded area in southern Dallas, then canceled right through the pandemic ahead of any other relocation.

Rick Gehman and Greg DuCharme breakdown Saturday’s 3rd around motion from TPC Craig Ranch. Apply & concentrate to The First Lower on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

A two-time PGA Excursion winner, Hahn birdied 5 of the closing six holes at the entrance 9 and began a 5-under stretch over 4 holes by way of hitting his 2nd shot to 7 ft at the par-5 twelfth.

“I feel like it just played easy out there for me, but everyone’s shooting, 9-, 10-under, someone is every day,” mentioned Hahn, who has ignored 10 cuts this season. “So I just felt like, `Why not me?'”

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, who overcame a triple-bogey early in the second one around for an out of doors shot to make a Sunday run, recorded birdies in bunches in a 65 that left him at 16 beneath.

The highest-ranked participant and Dallas resident birdied 4 of the closing 5 holes at the entrance and 3 in a row at the again, however his bogey-free around ended with a disappointing par at the reachable par-5 18th.

“I haven’t really seen the ball go in very much, which is frustrating because you got to make putts out here to shoot low scores,” Scheffler mentioned. “I fought my way kind of back into the tournament, but I need a hot putter tomorrow if I want to make some noise.”

Davis Riley shot 64 and was once tied with Scheffler and Beau Hossler (67).

A couple of older excursion newbies pale from competition with 2-over 74s. David Skinns, a 40-year-old from England began the day tied for the lead with Munoz and Palmer, and 33-year-old American Justin Decrease, who was once only a shot again.

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