Ancer and Niemann rise positions, García remains, Rahm and Cabrera sink


Memphis (USA), Aug 1 (EFE) .- Latin American golf, with the Mexican Abraham Ancer and the Chilean Joaquín Niemann, regained prominence in the third round of the WGC St. Jude Invitational tournament of the PGA Tour with performances that allowed 25 and 12 positions to be recovered, respectively, in the general classification.

This Saturday the Spanish veteran Sergio García maintained his position in the top 30, quite the opposite of what happened with his compatriots Jon Rahm, who continued without recovering his best game, like Rafael Cabrera.

Ancer, who had not done his best in the first two rounds, this time at TPC Southwind in Memphis came up with his best shots on the green.

The 29-year-old Mexican, sixteenth in the classification of the PGA Tour, delivered a card of 65 strokes (-5), which allowed him to add 207 (-3) and climb 25 places in the provisional classification, until 28.

Ancer started the course in a spectacular way by making three birdies in a row and a fourth on the sixth hole, but a bogey on the seventh prevented him from finishing the first half perfect.

History repeated itself in the second half of the course with three birdies (holes 11, 13 and 16) and a bogey (on holes 17) that prevented him from being perfect again.

Niemann, 21, also came up with his best game and delivered a 68-stroke (-2) card that allowed him to climb 12 points in the standings and place himself at 61 with 214 (+4).

Garcia, 40, kept his consistency on long shots and was brilliant in the first half of the ride by making four birdies.

But the double bogey he committed on the eleventh hole when he needed 6 shots in the par of 3 spoiled the brilliant performance he had had up to that moment, and although in the sixteenth he got another birdie, in the end he had to settle for a card 68 hits (-2).

García added 206 hits (-4) to remain in the top 30 of the ranking by occupying the 22nd position.

Rahm, continued without having his best game and delivered a card of 71 strokes (+1) that left him with 215 (+5) and in 67th place after falling 5 in the classification.

The Spanish had no consistency or success on long shots and neither on the green, as demonstrated by making five bogeys with four birdies.

Rahm, who defends his status as world leader for the second week, did not show it on the field, while the American Justin Thomas, third in the classification and with 202 strokes (-8), located in fifth place in the tournament, has become your rival.

Finally, Cabrera continued with his worst performance by delivering a card of 76 (+6) and added 223 (+13), which leaves him in 77th place, the last in the classification.

(c) EFE Agency


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