Texans Cordell, Lach in position for second Champions Cup title
Matt Cordell and Bryant Lach (Photo submitted)
With blustery southeast winds averaging 15-20 mph, Texans Matt Cordell and Bryant Lach increased their lead in the Champions Cup from one to five shots, shooting a crafty 5-under 66 in the third round at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
The local team’s round of 66 included six birdies and one bogey and put the leaders at 14 under par for 54 holes. Cordell and Lach are looking for their second Champions Cup title after winning their first in 2017.
Chasing the Texans, with 54-hole totals of 9-under 204, are the teams of Nick Ushijimia and Bowen Osborn with 1-under 70, Ty Comerford and Dustin Sloat with 2-under par 69 and Shane Heise and Justin Kaplan matched the leaders with their own 5-under 66 in Saturday’s third round.
The average team score for Day 3 was 72.10, which is the highest scoring average over the first three rounds on the challenging par-71 Cypress Creek course.
The final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
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ABOUT THE Champions Cup Invitational
Champions is Jack Burke's club, and the
Champions Cup is his
invitational tournament. This is a special
place, full of history and
worthy of the championships it has hosted,
which include the Ryder
Cup, U.S. Open, U.S Amateur, U.S. Mid-
Amateur and multiple Tour
Championships. The Champions Cup is a 72-hole
four-ball event with
no cut. It is a very popular tournament that
attracts a very strong,
competitive national field. To be considered
for entry, players must
maintain a maximum USGA handicap of 3, be
at least 25 years old
and submit playing accomplishments to be
considered. Walking is
required but long pants are no longer
mandatory. Contestants are
urged to stay at the homes of Champions
members (at no cost), but
can arrange their own accommodations if
desiring to do so. The tournament formerly
required both contestants
to be from the same state but has since
waived that requirement.
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