Atwal slides further to tied 51st at Justin Timberlake golf

Updated: Oct 02, 2011, 20:45 PM IST

Las Vegas: Arjun Atwal`s slide continued in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open despite a third round two-under 69. Atwal is now eight-under for three rounds, but he still dropped to tied 51st, down from 37th.

Atwal once again had trouble in back nine. Starting on the tenth, he was four-under for the first nine. A birdie on tenth was followed by three in a row from 15th to 17th.

But a bogey on third was the starting point of troubles. He birdied the fourth, but a triple bogey on sixth made set him back in a big way. He did close with a birdie on sixth and three other pars, but the 69 was still not good enough to push him up.

Nick Watney carded seven-under 64 for a share of the third round lead. He shared the lead with Kevin Na (66). Watney winner of the WGC Cadillac Championships and AT&T National this year, is followed by Robert Garrigus (63) and Kris Banks (66) who are one shot behind at 16-under while four others were at 15-under.