It was a tough Day at The Pittsburgh Field Club as the course would yield only five under-par rounds. David Bradshaw came into the day with a four-stroke lead, but would leave just two shots clear of his closest chasers. Daniel McCarthy and T.J. Howe both sit at 4-under while Spencer Mellon was the only other player under par on the day at 3-under.
Bradshaw’s struggles produced four bogeys, two each on the front and back. He would offset that with just one birdie on each side also to finish with a 2-over par round of 72. That round would draw the field back into the tournament.
Daniel McCarthy on the other hand would shoot the round of the day and finish with a 67. A round that saw five birdies, Daniel would bogey two holes on the front nine to finish at 3-under for the day and pull to within two strokes of the lead.
McCarthy is one of three players with three rounds of even par or better. This just how difficult the course is playing right now and how tight this tournament has become.
T.J. Howe would shoot a 1-under round to move into a tie for second, while Spencer Mellon countered with an even-par round to stay at 4-under. Both are tied for second place.
Both Matt Schall and Michael Gligic were the other two players to finish round three under par, with rounds of 2-under and 1-under respectively. Both players sit at Even for the tournament.
Mike Van Sickle was the only local player that was in contention coming into today, but he would shoot a 4-over par round of 74 which leaves him seven strokes out of the lead at 1+over.
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