Rookie Patrick Reed fired a one-over 71 to maintain a share of the lead with fellow American John Huh after the third round of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship on Saturday.
Reed, 23, used three late birdies as he overcame a three-hour delay to join Huh atop the leaderboard of the rain-hit tournament. Reed and Huh were both sitting at 10-under 200.
“I am not happy with the round, but I can’t be disappointed with the position I am in,” said overnight leader Reed, whose wife Justine is caddying for him this week.
With weather forecasters predicting more rain yesterday, organizers decided to send players off two tees in threesomes for the fourth round, as was the case on Saturday.
Reed began the rainy day at 11-under and leading Huh, who is also 23, by one stroke. He dropped three strokes by the 12th hole, but reeled off three straight birdies starting at the 14th.
Reed then dropped back into a tie with Huh when he could not get up and down at the 18th, where he missed an 11-foot putt to save par.
Justine was also Reed’s caddie in La Quinta, California, where he secured a PGA Tour card at qualifying school.
“She just has a knack for reading greens extremely well,” Reed said.
Huh got off to a rough start with an early triple bogey before settling in nicely and finishing strong for an even-par 70.
Huh’s triple bogey came at the second hole. He fought back with 10 consecutive pars and then birdied three of his next four.