Habig moves back ahead in Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - Josh Habig carded a four-under 67 on Saturday to regain the lead after three rounds of the Canadian Tour Players Cup.
Habig, the first-round leader, finished 54 holes at 12-under 201 to take a one-shot lead over second-round leader Tom Hoge. Habig had six birdies and two bogeys to move into first and will go for his second career victory on Sunday.
Hoge will be in the final grouping after four birdies and two bogeys on Saturday. Playing in only his third professional event and second on the Canadian Tour, Hoge is 11-under overall after three rounds.
Benjamin Alvarado's 67 on Saturday was enough to put him in third place at eight-under 205, while Jason Scrivener (67) and Chris Killmer (70) share fourth at minus-seven.
Habig and Hoge were the final pairing of the afternoon and battled for the lead all day.
Hoge, who entered the day with a one-shot lead, quickly gave away his advantage with a bogey at the first hole, but Habig followed suit at the second to keep the gap at one.
Habig made his move starting with No. 3, where he began a stretch of four consecutive birdies to get to 11-under. During that time, Hoge had three pars and a birdie at the fifth, leaving him two shots behind Habig.
Both players birdied the eighth and followed with a bogey at No. 9, keeping the distance at two strokes entering the back nine.
Habig and Hoge both birdied No. 13, and Hoge posted a birdie at the 14th to trim the deficit to one. Neither player was able to make a move from that point, parring the final holes to close out the day.
Jae Woo Im (65), Vince Covello (68), Roger Sloan (71) and Dustin Risdon (72) share sixth at six-under 207.
NOTES: Brad Fritsch had a hole-in-one at No. 7. He shot a six-under 65 on Saturday and shares 10th at five-under...Fritsch's round of 65 was tied for the best round of the day with Im.
07/16 18:52:31 ET