The 23 year old, who led the Web.Com Tour driving stats with an average 343 yards and won an event in his first season on that tour earlier this year, takes a four shot lead into the final round of just his second PGA Tour event as a cardholder.
Already the talk of the PGA Tour in the early stages of his career at this level because of his prodigious power, Champ is again capitalising on that amazing attribute to dominate the driving stats and establish a significant break on the field after round three of the Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson in Mississippi
Champ’s third round of 64 converted his share of the 36 hole lead into a four shot 54 hole lead and while the job is not yet done he is already a proven winner and might well be on the verge of a PGA Tour breakthrough in the same year as he secured his maiden victory in professional golf.
Champ began the year outside the top 1000 in the world but a victory tomorrow, should it come, will see him close to the top 120 - and with a bullet.
The former Texas AT&M attendee appears on track for a huge career in the game and his progress will provide a lot of intrigue for golf fans everywhere.
Champ leads over Canadian Corey Connors who is playing the event on limited status after a perhaps learning rookie season on the PGA Tour in 2018. Conners finished 130th on the Fedex Cup table last season after seasons on the Web.Com, the Canadian and Latino America Tours.
Curtis Luck lost ground with a third round of 73 to be tied for 48th and the leading Australian while Stuart Appleby is 63rd.
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