Drewitt toured the difficult Victoria National layout in 2-under 70, three birdies and an eagle seeing him move 13 places up the standings to T6.
Historically one of the most difficult courses the secondary tour tackles all year, Drewitt’s back to back rounds of 70 suggest his game is in good shape.
His 2-under total for the week is easily the best of the four Australians to have made the cut, Rhein GIbson next best at 9-over with Curtis Luck and Jamie Arnold a shot further back.
Former World Number One ranked amateur Maverick McNealy leads the tournament at 5-under after signing for a 74 Saturday.
He is one ahead Mexico’s Jose de Rodriguez and fellow American Ethan Tracy, Taylor Moore and Chris Thompson sharing fourth at 3-under. Drewitt is one of three players at 2-under.
The field has had more than its fair share of trouble handling the Victoria National course with just one round in the 60’s on Saturday and six of 80 or worse.
Narrow fairways bordered by brutal rough coupled with severely undulating greens make it a relentless test and the winning score is historically barely in double digits under par.
Rhein Gibson, Curtis Luck and Jamie Arnold were all among the victims on day three, Gibson posting an 80 while both Luck and Arnold had 79.
Eight bogeys and a triple against just three birdies saw Gibson fall from inside the top 25 to a share of 55th, Luck amassing nine bogeys and a double against four birdies and Arnold six bogeys and a double against just one gain.
Drewitt is playing the tournament for the third time, his best finish cming in 2016 when he was T26.
He will be keen to improve on his final round 76 from that tournament as he looks to climb into the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list.
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