RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 13, 2016) – Former ETSU men’s golf standout Seamus Power (Waterford, Ireland) shot a 3-over-par 74 and slipped into a tie for 26th after Saturday’s third round play at the Olympics men’s golf tournament from the Rio Olympics Golf Course.
Power, who entered the day tied for 10th at 4-under-par, got off to a strong start as he moved to six-under after picking up birdies on a pair of par-5s on the front nine. However, after climbing up the leaderboard, Power recorded five bogeys in his final 12 holes to finish with the 74.
England’s Justin Rose, who became the first player to record a hole-in-one in Olympics history in Thursday’s opening round, fired a 6-under 65 in round three and holds a one shot lead heading into Sunday’s final round at 12-under-par 201. Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is one-shot back at 11-under-par 202, while Australia’s Marcus Fraser – the 36-hole leader – posted a 1-over 72 on Saturday and moved to third at 9-under-par 204.
Rickie Fowler went low on Saturday as he recorded a 7-under, while fellow American Bubba Watson moved into a three-way tie for fourth at 6-under-par 207. Fowler is tied for 14th at 3-under-par 210.
Sunday’s final round gets underway at 6 a.m. ET, while Power goes out at 7:55. Power is grouped with Yuta Ikeda (Japan) and Joost Luiten (Netherlands).
The Golf Channel will provide live television coverage.
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