Greenbrier Near Sub Sixty

Jeff Overton has held onto the lead at the end of the third day in the Greenbrier Classic with a solid four under 66.

Although the talking point of the day came from JB Holmes and DA Points who had both steamed through the course and were looking at potential 59 cards. Holmes couldn’t convert an eagle putt at the 17th and finished the day with a 60 whilst Points also slipped up on the 17th with a bogey to finish on 61.

Points still could have become only the fifth player to shoot a 59 on tour if he had made a hole in one on the 18th but settled for a par and second place in the event.

“A little disappointed at first, and fun while it lasted,” Points said. “But, you know, it’s one of those things that I think we all have opportunity for stuff like this. There’s been a couple guys, and there’s going to be somebody (Sunday) that will probably have an opportunity.”

After a brilliant round Holmes is now tied forth with fellow Americans Jon Byrd and Jimmy Walker with the final spot going to Brendon de Jonge.

Day one leader Erik Compton is currently tied for 8th place at 11 under and is looking for his first top ten tour finish.

“Right now I’m pretty far back,” Compton said. “I just need to go out and have a round like J.B. had. Just got to get hot.”