By Evin Priest
FOUR Australians will go all in during the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with Rod Pampling, Geoff Ogilvy, Matt Jones and Cameron Smith all within four shots of the lead in Las Vegas.
After just missing a putt for 59 in the first round at TPC Summerlin, 47-year-old Pampling leads the green and gold charge at 14-under par and is only a shot behind 54-hole leader Lucas Glover.
The veteran carded an even-par 71 on Saturday, but it was Ogilvy who was the hottest of the Aussies on moving day, firing a brilliant 5-under par 66 to rocket up the leaderboard courtesy of some precise iron play. The 2006 US Open champion sits at 13-under and within striking distance for the final round.
Smith and Jones are also within reach of the lead but will face tough competition from a host of players all tied at 11-under par in a share of 12th. Smith hit the shot of the day when he nailed a drive of 318 yards which nestled to four feet at the par-4 15th. The 23-year-old tapped in for eagle. Queenslander Senden is three shots back at 8-under par in a share of 28th after he signed for a 2-under 69.
Check out the Aussies featuring among the Saturday’s highlights courtesy of the US PGA Tour:
Precision with irons ✔️
Precision with wedges ✔️
Precision with the driver ✔️
All in The Takeaway … https://t.co/VxzjqDgSTO
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 6, 2016