Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Martin Laird Shares Lead With Patrick Cantlay

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Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Martin Laird Shares Lead With Patrick Cantlay

Scotland’s Martin Laird and American Patrick Cantlay share the lead heading into Sunday’s final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Laird, chasing his first win since the 2013 Texas Open, and Cantlay both carded six-under 65s to move to 20 under par at Summerlin, Las Vegas.

The shot of the round was Laird’s 50-foot eagle putt at the par-five ninth.

“It got a little tricky in spells. The wind was kind of swirling on the front nine,” said Laird, 37.

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“I hit the ball nicely, got the ball in the fairway a lot, which is what you’ve got to do around here. If you get it in the fairway you can be aggressive.”

US Open runner-up Matthew Wolff is two shots behind the leaders after making three eagles in run of five holes during an impressive round of 61.

The 21-year-old American was one off the course record and is now tied with compatriots Brian Harman, Wyndham Clark and Austin Cook.

“I put myself in a really good spot for the final day,” Wolff said. “I’m pretty pleased with my ball striking and how everything has come together.”

Following his victory in tranquil Sunday afternoon conditions, the two were able to speak via a monitor beside the 18th green.

Playing in the penultimate group, Perez, who lost to Hatton in a play-off at last year’s Turkish Open, briefly tied for the lead when he pitched inside three feet to set up a birdie at the seventh to add to a birdie at the second and an eagle at the fourth.

But Hatton, who secured his maiden PGA Tour win at the coveted Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, moved clear with three consecutive birdies from the ninth, holing from 25 feet on successive greens and then sending a superb approach to two feet at the 11th.

Sullivan, the world number 90 who ended a five-year wait for a European Tour win by capturing the English Championship in August, had five birdies and an eagle in his first 14 holes before his progress was checked by a dropped shot at 15.

Former Masters champion Reed, the highest-ranked player in the field, eagled the last for the second day running to ensure a share of third with the Englishman.

Shriners Hospitals For Children Open Martin Laird Shares Lead With Patrick Cantlay

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