RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Former University of Arkansas All-American David Lingmerth fired a third round 3-under 68 shooting up the leaderboard at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Saturday.
Lingmerth moved up 10 spots into a tie for fourth place with one round remaining on the Olympic Golf Course. He opened with a bogey on the first hole but played the next eight even turning 1-over.
He notched the first of four birdies or better on No. 10 moving back to even par. Lingmerth birdied No. 13, had an eagle on No. 14 and finished strong with a birdie on No. 18 for his 36–32—68.
Playing for his native Sweden, Lingmerth is in the clubhouse with rounds of 69–70–68—207 and is six shots off the lead. He is just three strokes back of the bronze medal spot with the final round on Sunday.
Britain’s Justin Rose leads the field with a 201, followed by Lingmerth’s Swedish teammate Henrik Stenson with a 202, Australian Marcus Fraser is third at 204 and Lingmerth is tied with American Bubba Watson and Argentine Emillano Grillo in the fourth position with 207.
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