CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (July 21, 2018) – After carding a 1-under 70 in Saturday’s third round of the 147th Open Championship, former Buccaneer All-American Rhys Enoch moved into a tie for 56th at 2-over-par 215 following 54 holes of play at Carnoustie.
Enoch, who was paired with reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed, totaled seven birdies, six bogeys and five pars on his third-round scorecard. The Welshman bogeyed two of his first three holes, but he quickly rebounded with three straight birdies, before moving back to even with another bogey on the par-4, No. 7. After recording back-to-back pars on No. 8 and 9, Enoch bogeyed the par-4, 10th, but like he did on the front nine, Enoch strung together another run of birdies. Enoch birdied three of his next four holes to get to 2-under, but bogeys on No. 15 and 17 moved him back to even. The Buccaneer ended the round on a positive note as he collected his seventh birdie on the tough par-4, 18th to finish with the 70.
Enoch sits ahead of former major winners that includes Henrik Stenson (T61), Brooks Koepka (T61), and Keegan Bradley (T74).
Enoch will be paired with England’s Matthew Southgate in Sunday’s final round, and they tee off Sunday at 5:05 a.m. EDT.
A trio of golfers, which includes defending champion Jordan Spieth, are tied atop the leaderboard at 9-under-par 204. Spieth is joined by Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner for a share of the 54-hole lead.
The Golf Channel will provide live television coverage of Sunday final round beginning at 4:30 a.m. EDT, while coverage will move to NBC starting at 7 a.m. Live streaming can be accessed via TheOpen.com.
Enoch, the first ETSU men’s golfer to make a cut at a major since Rhys Davies (2010 PGA Championship), is playing in his second Open Championship. Enoch made his debut at the Open Championship in 2014 at Royal Liverpool.
Enoch played for ETSU from 2007-2012 and earned an individual berth to the NCAA Championship in 2010 after sharing medalist honors in the NCAA Regional. Enoch was the 2008 Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year, along with being a 2010 PING All-American and four-time all-conference performer.
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