VICTORIA, AUS (March 12, 2016)--It's an extremely congested leaderboard following the completion of the third round at the Riversdale Cup being contested at the Riversdale Golf Club.
Currently, there are three players tied atop the leaderboard at 11-under with two sitting just one-back at 10-under. In all nine players will start the final round within four strokes of the lead.
The trio on top at 11-under include Travis Smyth, second round co-leader Curtis Luck and Harrison Endycott.
Smyth who had the low round on day two, a 7-under 65, continued his strong play with a 4-under score of 68. After an even-par front nine he rattled off three birdies in a row from holes 11-13 and then picked up another on the closing hole.
Luck continued his consistent play with his third round in the 60's this week. In round three Luck had a bit of a mixed bag especially coming down the stretch. When Luck stepped onto the 15th tee he was 3-under for the day. However, he bogeyed each of the next two holes before bouncing back with birdies on 17 and 18.
Endycott, 5-under 67 on the day, was the only player amongst the lead group to play the third round bogey free. He picked up three birdies on the front and two more on the homeward nine.
Scott Ready and second round co-leader David Micheluzzi are currently one-back at 10-under.
Round Two Story
Curtis Luck and David Micheluzzi are tied atop the leaderboard at 8-under following day two of the Riversdale Cup.
Both players have now shot back-to-back 4-under 68's to take a one-stroke lead at the midway point. Luck parred the first four holes of the day before closing the front side in blistering fashion with four birdies in the final five holes. He then played par golf on the home nine registering two birdies only to off set them with a couple of bogey's.
Micheluzzi had an intriguing looking second round scorecard. He began the day with five consecutive pars. Micheluzzi then rattled off birdies on holes six-nine before parring out on the backside.
Travis Smyth put together the round of the day shooting a 7-under 65 to move into a four-way tie for third place. Smyth carded eight birdies and just one bogey on the day, all this coming after an opening round even-par score of 72.
First round leader Steven Cox sits just two back in a three-way tie for seventh at 6-under.
Round One Story
Steven Cox shot a blistering opening round 5-under 67, to lead after day one.
Cox bogeyed his opening hole but bounced back with birdies on four, six, eight and nine to finish the front side 3-under. The strong play continued with a 2-under back nine that included just a single bogey and three birdies.
Cox holds a one-stoke lead over Curtis Luck, David Micheluzzi, Leigh Pritchard, Joshua Armstrong and Matthew Wittenberg who are all tied at 4-under.
Two more player sit just two back while six players sit three behind.