Du Shoots Six Under in Round Three
SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Freshman Aaron Du highlighted the Bears' performance in round three of the Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship. The Beijing, China native shot a career-low 66 (-6) which was tied for the lowest score of the day and the second lowest of the tournament so far.
Du collected nine birdies on Tuesday which included two streaks of three in a row: once to begin the round from holes 10-12 and again on holes 18-2. For the tournament, he is two under on both par 3s and par 4s while his average score of 2.87 on par 3s is tied for the third-lowest overall. Furthermore, Du has the fifth-most birdies in the field (15) and he now has 208 (-8) strokes overall.
Costas Panay posted Cal's second lowest score of the day (69, -3) and moved up 10 spots to tie for 36th. His third round consisted of six birdies and three bogeys with just one coming in his back nine. Meanwhile, Sampson Zheng is currently tied for 14th after shooting a 70 (-2) on Tuesday for his best round of the tournament so far. Zheng scored just two bogeys which was contrasted with four birdies, moving him up into a tie for 14th. Zheng has 212 (-4) strokes overall. James Song (71, -1) collected his second lowest score of the championship so far and is now tied for 28th with 216 (E) strokes. The last scorer for Cal is Finigan Tilly whose second straight round of 75 (+3) has him tied for 64th.
As a team, the Bears remain in eighth place despite finishing nine strokes under par (351) as a team in the third round. They will now head into Wednesday's final round which will begin at 7:30am. The first Bear to tee off will be Sebastian Iqbal at 7:30am on hole 10.
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