Brent Long leads Kandy Waters Memorial Classic
North Augusta, SC – March 16, 2013 – NGA TOUR veteran Brent Long carded a 1-under 71 in the third round of the Kandy Waters Memorial Classic on Saturday to move atop the leaderboard at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.
After starting the third round in a tie for the lead, Long, a Western Kentucky alum from Carthage, Tenn., posted five birdies and four bogeys on Saturday to move into the outright lead at 4-under par. Long, who is searching for his first NGA TOUR Pro Series victory, leads Justin Lower by single stroke.
Lower, a former Malone University standout from Canal Fulton, Ohio, was one of the few golfers to go low on the testy layout on Saturday. The 2013 NGA TOUR winner posted six birdies and one bogey en route to a 5-under 67 in the third round. After an opening-round 77, Lower is 8-under par over the last two rounds.
Former University of Louisville golfer Riley Wheeldon of Kissimmee, Fla., shot a 2-under 70 in the third round to move into a tie for third at 2-under par with Florida Southern alum Brian Richey, who fired a 1-under 71 on Saturday.
Auburn alumnus Patton Kizzire of St. Simons Island, Ga., posted a 1-under par 71 in the third round and will start Sunday in sixth place at 1-under par, while Joseph Ida (72) and Will McCurdy (73) begin the final round T5 at even par.
Jon Duthie (71), Jonathan Bartlett (73) and Derek Rende (74) are T8 at 1-over par. Ben Silverman (73), Paul Apyan (72) and 2013 NGA winner Jon Curran (72) are T11 at 2-over par going into the final round.
The final round of the $200,000 Kandy Waters Memorial Classic will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. As usual, admission is free to the public.
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