Atwal hits bottom after disappointing Rd3 in PGA Tourney

Las Vegas : Indian golfer Arjun Atwal lay at the bottom of the leaderboard after carding a horrendous six-over 77 in the third and penultimate round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open here. Atwal``s overall total stood at two-over 215 and he was 75th in the standings after managing three birdies against seven bogeys and a double bogey in third round.

Off the blocks with a birdie, Atwal stumbled to three bogeys in quick succession before picking up a stroke on the seventh hole to make the turn one-over. It went from bad to worse in the back-nine as Atwal dropped a double bogey on the 10th before stumbling to four more bogeys to round off a disappointing day.

Scot Martin Laird (63) grabbed the lead with a total of 19-under 194, while Jonathan Byrd (66) held the second spot with a total of 18-under 195.