MIAMI (AFP) – Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello chipped in twice for birdies in a five-under-par 65 to grab a share of the lead at the Fedex St. Jude Classic in Memphis on Saturday.
Cabrera Bello topped the leaderboard alongside Stewart Cink and Ben Crane after the third round and the 33-year-old from Gran Canaria is now in the hunt for his first USPGA Tour win.
‘‘Obviously, those two chip-ins helped,’’ said Cabrera Bello, who has won a total of five tournaments in his career, including two on the European Tour, after his round at TPC Southwind.
‘‘The one on the third hole (from 48 feet) was tough and the one on the fourth (from 33 feet) was tricky.
‘‘I’ve been hitting the ball well and trusting my putting. The difference (on the PGA Tour) is that the courses are much different on the weekend than what you play on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s always changing.’’
Cabrera Bello, Cink and Crane all stand at nine under 201 after 54 holes.
Cink is looking for his first win since the 2009 Open at Turnberry. The veteran had opened up a two-stroke lead on the front nine before three bogeys on the home stretch saw him finish with a 69.
Five-time PGA Tour winner Crane meanwhile carded a blemish-free 68.
One shot off the lead are Luke List and Chad Campbell, who both fired 66s to stay in a tie for fourth.
A further shot back is Kevin Chappell who shot a 68, with Matt Jones of Australia, who hit a 69.
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