Bryson DeChambeau sits five back entering Aussie Masters final round
MELBOURNE, Australia — A late-round bogey put former SMU golfer Bryson DeChambeau just outside the top-10 in Melbourne at the Australian Masters Tournament. Playing Huntingdale Golf Club in a PGA of Australia professional event, DeChambeau, the reigning NCAA Individual champion, has posted rounds of 69-70-72 to be tied for 11th place entering the final round, five behind leader Matthew Millar.
At 2-under par through 54 holes, DeChambeau is tied with former Green Jacket winner Adam Scott, who led or held a share of the lead after each of the first two rounds. After opening with 64-70, Scott struggled to a 77 on Saturday.
DeChambeau made headlines all summer, more disappointingly after capturing his NCAA crown when unfortunate circumstances amidst heavy sanctions handed down to the team's former head coach, the Clovis, Calif. native decided to leave Southern Methodist and forgo his senior year.
Because of NCAA penalties his former coach received, the Mustangs would not have been able to take part in the 2016 NCAA National Championship, thus preventing DeChambeau from defending his title.
Through 36 holes, DeChambeau was one of three amateurs inside the top 25, but Australians Zach Murray and Curtis Luck both dropped out of the top-40 with high scores during the third round. Luck shot 76 and is now T43 while Murray, the defending Master of the Amateurs champion, carded 81 and is T59 after shooting 69-71 on days one and two.
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