Buckle stays in contention
Tour member Andrew Buckle remained in contention at the Nationwide
Tour Championship in the United States on Saturday after a third
round of one-under-par 71.
The Australian, who was tied for the overnight lead, is tied third
on 207, four behind leader Matt Kuchar with the final round to play.
Presently 18th on the money list, Buckle will earn promotion to
the US PGA Tour next season by staying inside the top-22 of the
ranking come Sunday.
Compatriot Jarrod Lyle stumbled to a 75 for tied 41st place but
at 15th position on the money ranking, the burly Australian should
move safely onto the US PGA Tour next season.
However, Korea's Charlie Wi will likely have to return to Qualifying
School in his bid to play on the main Tour in the US after adding
a 77 in his third round which left him in equal 53rd position with
18 holes remaining.
In the Visa Taheiyo Masters, Chinese Taipei's Yeh Wei-tze moved
into contention with a third round 69. The former Malaysian Open
champion has a three-day total of 208, only four shots behind leader
November 12, 2006