Elgin, SC August 31, 2013 – Chris Wolfe and Blake Sattler are one round closer to grabbing a breakout victory on the NGA TOUR, but they’ll have their hands full fending off each other – and a gaggle of great golfers right behind them – in the NGA TOUR’s Woodcreek Classic at The Members Club at WildeWood and Woodcreek on Sunday.
After starting the third round one shot behind third-round leader Wolfe, Sattler posted five birdies and one bogey en route to a 4-under 67 on Saturday and a share of the lead in the $150,000 event. The former University of Akron standout from New Philadelphia, Ohio, has rounds of 63-66-67 and is 17-under par.
Wolfe, an Armstrong Atlantic alumnus from Warner Robins, Ga., held the lead for much of the day, but a bogey on No. 16 dropped him from the top spot. Wolfe rebounded with an eagle on No. 17 and finished the round with a 3-under 68 and three-day, 17-under total.
Defending champion Jonathan Randolph continued to lurk just behind the leaders in the third round. After turning at 1-over par, the Ole Miss alumnus from Brandon, Miss., played the backside 5 under and finished with a 4-under 67. Randolph will start the final round tied for third with Ben Silverman (65), Gregor Main (68), Chas Narramore (67) and Leroux Ferreira (68) at 15-under par. Randolph and Narramore are the only players among the leaders with a victory on the top-rated developmental tour.
Jonathan Fly, a University of Memphis alumnus from Memphis, Tenn., nearly made it a six-way tie for third, but a bogey on No. 18 left him with a 3-under 68 and in solo at 14-under par for the event.
Clemson alumnus Matt Hendrix made the most of Moving Day, shooting a Saturday-low 64. The Greenville native carded eight birdies and a bogey in the third round and jumped from T31 into a tie for ninth with Justin Hueber (66), Travis Hampshire (67), Julian Etulain (67) and Travis Klutts (67) at 13-under par.
Matt Harmon (65), Mason Jacobs (67), Luke Hart (67), Derek Rende (67), Daniel McCarthy (65), Shawn Jasper (68), Bubba Dickerson (70) and former University of South Carolina standout Mark Silvers (67) will begin Sunday’s final round T14 at 12-under par.
The final round of the Woodcreek Classic will start at 7:30 a.m. and be followed immediately by the awards presentation. As always, admission is free to public.
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