Talor Gooch will have a chance at that first PGA Tour victory Sunday as he takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the windy RSM Classic at Sea Island.
The winds have continued at the Seaside course and on Saturday, low scores were hard to come by. Gooch put together a three-under par 67 that not only kept him at the top, he takes a three-shot lead going into Sunday’s final round.
The former Oklahoma State golfer stands at 16-under par followed by first round leader Sebastian Munoz (69) and Seamus Power (67) at 13-under. Tom Hoge was four shots back. He shot 67 to get to 12-under par.
Gooch hit only six fairways all day and came away with only one bogey on his scorecard. “Any day like that is going to be a grind on the tour,” Gooch said. “To be frank, what you’re trying to do out there is avoid bogeys. It would have been easy today at times to just really get conservative and really be defensive. I was pleased I was able to stay aggressive at times.”
Munoz will have to come from behind to earn his second Tour win and he admitted that the conditions were tougher on day three than he thought they’d be. “It wasn’t easy,” Munoz said. “It was a little more gusty than I anticipated. I felt like I got off to a good start making three up-and-downs on tough holes, tough conditions, so felt really good. I putted good. It’s tough to putt with windy conditions, so I felt like I put in a good round.”