PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Robert Garrigus missed two short putts on the back nine and had to settle for a 1-under 70 and a one-shot lead Saturday in the Valspar Championship.
Garrigus opened with back-to-back birdies and stretched his lead to four shots through five holes. But he missed a 4-foot par putt on the 13th hole, and ended his round by missing a 3-foot par putt on the 18th.
He was at 8-under 205, one shot ahead of Kevin Na.
Na received a bad time on the 13th tee, and was so deliberate that the final group was two holes behind along the back nine.
John Senden shot a 64 and moved up 32 spots into third, only two behind. Justin Rose had a 69 and was three behind.
Canada’s David Hearn (71-70-70) is 2-under and is tied for 11th heading into the final round.
Graham DeLaet is tied for 38th (75-68-71) at 1-over with 10 players including Stephen Ames (72-70-72).