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Marc Leishman opened with an eagle as he carded a five-under 66 to steer at 11 underneath; Sergio Garcia shot a 65 that might have been barely higher if not for lacking a two-foot par putt on the sixteenth; Garcia’s Fireballs maintain a one-shot lead within the staff competitors

Final Up to date: 19/03/23 12:11am

Marc Leishman leads at 11 underneath heading into remaining spherical at LIV Golf Tucson

Marc Leishman holds a two-shot lead over Sergio Garcia heading into the third and remaining spherical of LIV Gold Tucson.

Leishman opened on Saturday with an eagle and held it collectively in the midst of his spherical for a five-under 66. The Australian dropped just one shot on the Gallery Golf Membership and delivered one final birdie on the par-five seventeenth to achieve 11-under.

“I had a extremely sizzling begin, then cooled on the again 9,” mentioned Leishman. “However I did not let it get away from me.”

Garcia, whose final victory wherever was in Mississippi greater than two years in the past, shot a 65 that might have been barely higher if not for lacking a two-foot par putt on the sixteenth gap. He at the very least was in a position to end with a birdie on his final gap at No 17.

Garcia’s staff, the Fireballs, maintain a one-shot lead within the staff competitors. “We’re proper there. We want one other good day tomorrow,” Garcia mentioned.

Sergio Garcia is two shots off the lead heading into the final round

Sergio Garcia is 2 pictures off the lead heading into the ultimate spherical

Louis Oosthuizen is in a four-player group at eight underneath, although not one of the others had fairly the tease on the finish of the spherical just like the South African.

Ending on the par-four 18th, Oosthuizen’s strategy landed a couple of toes in need of the flag and struck the pin, rolling again off a false entrance into the golf green. His pitch for birdie was headed for the pin and spun out and in of the cup.

At that time, he turned away and coated his face. He made the par for a 68.

“It pitched precisely the place I wished it to, it hit the pin and off the inexperienced. Similar look with the chip. I believed I used to be to chip it in,” Oosthuizen mentioned. “I am standing over the putt considering, You higher make this or it will be a nasty ending.'”

He was joined at eight underneath by Charles Howell III (65), Brendan Steele (65) and Cameron Tringale (66), who by no means gained on the PGA Tour earlier than signing up for LIV Golf final season.

Phil Mickelson had a bogey-free spherical, making 4 birdies in an eight-hole stretch that led to a 67. He’s tied for tenth, six pictures off the lead. His staff, which incorporates Steele, is one shot behind Garcia’s staff.

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