Troy Merritt makes eight birdies to grab PGA Barracuda lead

American Troy Merritt made eight birdies in path of two bogeys to seize 14 components on Saturday and seize the lead after three rounds of the PGA Barracuda Championship.

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The distinctive occasion makes use of a Modified Stableford scoring system that awards components for birdies, eagles and all sub-par scores nonetheless subtracts components for bogeys and worse with no components for par.

Merritt, whose PGA titles embody the 2015 Nationwide and the 2018 Barbasol Championship, opened and closed his entrance 9 with back-to-back birdies and closed his spherical with double birdies as shortly as extra at 17 and 18.

That lifted Merritt to 33 components and put him atop the leaderboard on the Earlier Greenwood course at Tahoe Mountain Membership in Truckee, California.

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo, who made six birdies in path of a lone bogey for 11 components on Saturday, and American Maverick McNeeley shared second on 29 full components with American Robert Streb one fully completely fully completely completely different stage as shortly as additional in fourth.

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