PGA Tour rookie Taylor Pendrith fired a fantastic 65 on day three of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship, leading by three shots with 18 holes remaining.
The Canadian, who married his girlfriend just two weeks ago, took a one-shot lead into the third round but he made a slow start with a bogey on the 5th hole.
Pendrith bounced back to the top of the leaderboard with three consecutive birdies on holes 7, 8 and 9. He reached 13-under-par and the impressive Danny Lee also rallied on day three at Port Royal.
Lee made the fifth birdie of his round at the par-4 10th hole to take the outright lead, but he made errors that led to bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes.
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Pendrith, making the fourth start of his first full season on the PGA Tour, made a birdie at the par-3 13th hole to extend his lead to two shots.
Only 4 players have made birdie on No. 16 today.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 30, 2021
Leader @TaylorPendrith is one of them.
He leads by 3. pic.twitter.com/Kz84muHrRB
The newly-wed 30-year-old made two more birdies in his final three holes to card a 6-under-par 65, reaching 17-under-par for the week.
Lee recovered from his mini-crisis with birdies at the 15th and 17th holes. The one-time PGA Tour winner shot a 65 of his own to keep within three shots of Pendrith.
Patrick Rodgers shot a 2-under-par 69 to reach 12-under-par and the Australian Lucas Herbert is in third place on 13-under-par.
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Former US Open champion and 2021 Ryder Cup vice-captain Graeme McDowell got within two shots of the lead with his fifth birdie of the day at the 10th hole.
He carded a 4-under-par 67 to reach 9-under-par for the tournament. Garrick Higgo is also sat on 9-under-par, while former Masters champion Patrick Reed is a further shot back on 8-under-par.
The tee times for round four on Sunday have been brought forwards to 7.45 am - 9.57 am local time off of the 1st and 10th tees, due to the predicted weather forecast.