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Davis, Thatcher Share Lead Going Into Final Round of Travelers

June 24, 2012

Brian Davis and Roland Thatcher share the lead going into the final round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship.

Davis shot a 6-under-64 yesterday and Thatcher carded a 5- under 65 to stand a 12-under 198 after 54 holes at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

The leaders are two strokes ahead of John Rollins, James Driscoll and Stuart Appleby who are tied for third at 10-under 200.

Half of the field yesterday needed to finish round two, which was suspended when storms moved into the area. By day’s end, all golfers had completed 54 holes.

Davis had six birdies for a 29 on the front nine.

“I didn’t even realize I had shot 29,” Davis told reporters. “I was just playing and everything was going right. Then obviously we hit the turn and we had the wind pick up for about three holes and it was playing tough all of the sudden.”

Thatcher had three straight birdies on the back nine to take a one-stroke lead over Davis before missing a putt for par on the 17th hole

“I executed just really well in that stretch,” Thatcher said.

Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson was the leader when play was suspended during the second round. After finishing the third round at 9-under, he shared sixth place with Padraig Harrington, Matt Kuchar, Tim Clark, Charley Hoffman and Will Claxton.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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