Arjun Atwal in sight of top-10 finish at Colonial

Fort Worth (US): Arjun Atwal sank three birdies in the last four holes to make a big move towards a top-10 finish as he added a third round 68 to take his tally to six-under 204 after three rounds in the Crowne Plaza Invitational golf at the Colonial Country Club here.

Atwal’s previous rounds have been 69 and 67.

A bogey on fourth was followed by a birdie on fifth and a bogey on ninth meant Atwal was one-over for the front nine. Then a string of pars was followed by birdies on 15th, 17th and 18th to finish at two-under 68.

Meanwhile, David Toms, who was seven shots ahead of the field fell behind with a four-over 74, even as the lead shifted into the hands of Charlie Wi, hoping to follow fellow Korean KJ Choi, who won the Players Championships, last week.

Toms, who was 62-62 in the first two rounds, blew away a seven-stroke margin and Wi took the lead with a 32-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole.

At 13-under after a four-under 66, Wi had a one-stroke stroke edge over Toms -- and the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour for the first time in his career.

A victory would move Wi from 104th position into the top 25 in the FedExCup standings.

John Senden, who began the third round with Wi in a quartet of players seven strokes back, shot even par and was third alone at nine-under. Stuart Appleby (67), Paul Goydos (67) and Mark Wilson (71) were eight-under.


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