Scott comes back to the field at Bay Hill

March 22, 2014

by: Doug Ferguson/ Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. – Adam Scott still has the lead at Bay Hill. At least five other players suddenly have a realistic chance at winning.

Scott lost more than half his lead Saturday in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He missed three par putts inside 8 feet and had to settle for a 1-under 71. That gave him a three-shot lead over Keegan Bradley going into the final round.

Bradley’s approach to the 18th narrowly cleared the rocks and set up a 4-foot birdie putt for a 66.

Scott was at 15-under 201.

Matt Every (66) and Jason Kokrak (67) were four shots behind. Neither has ever won on the PGA Tour. Chesson Hadley and Francesco Molinari each shot 69 and were another shot behind. Hadley can qualify for the Masters with a high finish.

David Hearn of Brantford, Ont. carded a 1-over 73 on moving day, which saw his drop 13 spots into a tie for 42nd.

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