Memorial Tournament @ Muirfield Village, Spencer Levin hangs on to lead. June 02 2012
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Spencer Levin hangs on to lead the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village by just one stroke from Rory Sabbatini in the third round on Saturday. He will have on his mind last February at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, when Spencer took a six-stroke lead into the final round only to shoot 75 and finish third. This time, though, he only leads Rory Sabbatini by one stroke at 8 under par and for sure will be looking over his shoulder at the chasing pack of players.
Spencer spoke of his round today;
"I don’t know if I could have done much better. I had some really good breaks, so I’ll take it. I played pretty solid, but it’s nice to have a couple good breaks. But if you’re going to shoot the low round of the day out here on the TOUR, or any day, you’re going to have a couple good breaks or make long putts or chip in generally."
Rickie Fowler, who has finished fifth or better in his last three starts, is three strokes back at 5 under par for the tournament after matching Levin’s 69, and is still a threat in this tournament.
Tiger Woods, the four-time Memorial champion ran into some trouble on the back nine Saturday, making four bogeys on the way to a 73, but is still in the background at 4 under, and obviously can not be ignored by anyone. Tiger said;
"I certainly probably shot the highest score I could have shot today considering the way I hit it. But I’m only four back, and out here with the conditions, supposed to be like this tomorrow again, anything can happen."
Nothing much has happened for Luke Donald in this competition, his performance has been pretty average for the world's number one player. Luke struggled to +3 over par third round and +3 for his tournament total, that is eleven shots off the pace. Justin Rose is fairing only slightly better at even par for his tournament.