Rose, Garcia lead at Masters

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2017 09:52:26


AUGUSTA (GEORGIA),

Apr 9,

(Reuters),

JUSTIN Rose and Sergio Garcia led the US Masters on six under par and Jordan Spieth was lurking two shots back after an absorbing third round at a sun-drenched Augusta National.
England’s Rose and Spaniard Garcia finished one shot ahead of American Rickie Fowler and two clear of a group including 2015 Masters champion Spieth, who put together a fine four-under 68 to soar into contention.


Spieth was joined at four-under 212 by fellow-Americans Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman, the journeyman who led the tournament after a sparkling first-round 65 but dropped three shots over Saturday’s closing holes to slip down the leaderboard.


Rose, the 2013 U.S. Open champion, conjured up seven birdies, including a pair at the last two holes, in a day’s best round of 67.
“The course offers you a run around the par-fives,” Rose told reporters.


“I took advantage and the last two birdies put the cherry on the cake. It was a reward for staying patient on the front nine.”


Garcia, 37, played a bogey-free back nine featuring two birdies to card a 70 while world number eight Fowler, like the Spaniard bidding for his first major title, signed for a 71.