This week: Frys.com Open, Thursday through Sunday, CordeValle Golf Club, San Martin, Calif.
In the field: Olympia’s Andres Gonzales, Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley and University Place’s Michael Putnam.
Third-round scores: Gonzales shot a 2-under-par 69, Putnam had an even-par 71 and Stanley shot a 1-over 72.
Positions: Gonzales (8-under 205) is tied for 20th, Stanley (6-under 207) is tied for 30th and Putnam (4-under 209) is tied for 45th — all trailing leader Brooks Koepka (15-under 198).
Recap: Even though the three locals are still lined up for high finishes, they missed out on a good scoring day (George McNeill and Jimmy Walker both shot 62, matchinig Gonzales’ second rouond). A day after making 10 birdies, Gonzales made six of them Saturday and at one point was at 10 under for the tournament after his birdie at No. 8 (9-foot putt). But he made three bogeys over his next six holes to fall back. Stanley had a pretty uneventful round (three bogeys, but birdies at Nos. 6 and 15). He finished up with a bogey at the 18th after coming up short with his approach shot and leaving a 20-foot putt short. Putnam recorded his second eagle in three rounds (5-iron approach to 10 feet at the par-5 ninth), but he had five bogeys in his round.
Tee times Sunday: Stanley at 10:15 a.m. off the 10th tee, Putnam at 10:45 a.m. off the 10th tee and Gonzales at 10:55 a.m. off the first firstname.lastname@example.org