Proveaux Moves into Lead at The Patriot All-America Invitational
Litchfield Park, Ariz. – Cody Proveaux fired a six-under 64 to take the lead at The Patriot All-America Invitational on the Gold Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Proveaux moved to 5-under for the tournament and holds a two-stroke advantage over Richy Werenski.
Proveaux began the round tied for 16th place. He bogeyed his opening hole but responded with birdie on the second. Proveaux added another birdie at No. 4 before a run of three-straight beginning on No. 8. He added birdies at Nos. 14 and 16 to move to 6-under for the day and 5-under for the tournament.
“My first hole I started off with a bad bogey,” said Proveaux. “I hit it in middle of the fairway and just flared one right and didn’t execute the putt. I came back with a birdie on two and birdied four, eight and nine to get to 3-under. I was putting really well. I made a birdie on 10. I missed a few birdies from 11 to 13. I birdied 14 - it was a really good birdie - and on 16 I made a really good birdie as well. Then I just kind of cruised in and really didn’t make any mistakes, which was really good.”
Werenski was also tied for 16th entering today’s round. He carded back-to-back birdies on both Nos. 5 and 6 and 12 and 13. Werenski moved to 4-under after another birdie at No. 16 but a bogey on 18 moved him back to 3-under for the tournament.
”I was hitting pretty good shots and made some good up-and-downs early to stay even,” said Werenski. “I chipped in for my first birdie (on No. 5) after missing some short birdie putts. Then I made a long birdie putt on six. Then I got to the back nine. I made a birdie on 12 and 13 with two good putts. Then I birdied 16 - the par 3 - with a long putt.”
Sebastian Cappelen, Austin Cook, Rob Damschen, Adam Hedges, Richard James, Paul McConnell and Kevin Penner sit three shots back from the lead at 2-under in a seven-way tie for third.
The final round tees off at 9 am Monday morning.
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