Harmon soars 5 clear in Saskatchewan

The Sports NetworkJuly 5, 2014 

Saskatoon, SK (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Harmon fired a 9-under 63 on Saturday and he jumped five shots clear of the field after three rounds of the Dakota Dunes Open.

Harmon finished 54 holes at 18-under-par 198. He will go for his first PGA Tour Canada win on Sunday.

Robert Karlsson made eagle on the final hole to jump into second place at minus-13. He posted a 7-under 65 in round three at Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

After a pair of 70s, Chris Williams carded an 8-under 64 and he jumped into third place at 12-under-par 204. William Kropp shot 66 and is one stroke further back at minus-11.

Second-round co-leaders Erik Barnes and Kelvin Day both stumbled to 1-over 73s and they fell into a share of fifth at 10-under 206. They were joined there by Drew Stoltz (71), Mauricio Azcue (67), Matt Marshall (64), David Byrne (68), Benjamin Silverman (67) and Riley Fleming (65).

Harmon birdied the par-5 second to get his round going. He parred four in a row from the third before making eagle on the par-5 seventh. Harmon birdied the ninth to make the turn at 13-under.

Around the turn, he poured in three straight birdies from the 11th. Harmon closed his bogey-free round with birdies at 16 and 18.

Karlsson birdied the second, but gave that shot back when he bogeyed the sixth. He bounced back with three birdies in a 4-hole span from the seventh. The Swede birdied 12 and 14 to move to 11-under. After three pars in a row, he made eagle at the last to move within five of Harmon.

NOTES: Harmon, who played the last two years on the Web.com Tour, has a pair of top-10 finishes in three starts this year on the PGA Tour Canada ... The third round was completed despite a weather delay due to lightning in the area.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service