Si Woo Kim of South Korea didn’t shoot another 10-under-par 60, but a 64 was good enough to give him a four-stroke lead over Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain after three rounds in the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.
The 21-year-old Kim was at 18-under 192 for 54 holes.
“I think tomorrow is much pressure, but I’m just trying to keep confidence,” said Kim, who is winless on the PGA Tour and lost in a playoff to Aaron Baddeley last month in the Barbasol Championship. “That’s it.
“I feel very good now. My shots like much more consistent. Only problem have pressure. … I’m experienced before like Alabama in Barbasol, that’s good experience. Good for tomorrow. I feel like really pressure because first time, first time I lead third round, but start very good, first hole and second hole start birdie. But after little pressure, I felt little better.”
Kim carded four birdies on the front nine and his only bogey at No. 4, and also birdied three of the last six holes.
Cabrera Bello overcame a double-bogey 5 on the seventh hole with seven birdies in a 65, while Luke Donald of England had a bogey-free 64 and was five shots back in a tie for third with Jim Furyk and Kevin Na of Diamond Bar, who both finished at 67.
“The greens are brilliant,” said Cabrera Bello, who finished fifth in the Olympics last week in Rio de Janeiro. “You play good and give yourself chances, you will roll putts and that’s what I’m going to try to do tomorrow.”
Brandt Snedeker, who won this tournament in 2007, shot 65 and was six shots behind in a tie for sixth with Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland, and Billy Horschel, who both posted 64s, and Hideki Matsuyama of Japan, who came in at 68..
Scott Langley collected seven birdies and an eagle on the fifth hole in a 62 and was in a tie for 10th that included D.A. Points, who recorded a 63, and Johnson Wagner and Bill Haas, who both totaled 65.