Kelly Contending At West Virginia PGA Tour Stop
July 7, 2012
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Troy Kelly, who was All-American at Washington in 1999 and 2000, is second heading into Sunday's final round of The Greenbrier Classic.
Kelly shot 8-under 62 in Saturday's third round and is 12-under 198 overall at The Old White TPC course in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. He is two strokes behind 2012 U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson.
Kelly had eight birdies and no bogeys on Saturday and entered the clubhouse first on the leader board. Simpson teed after later in the afternoon and shot a 5-under 65 to overtake Kelly on the leaderboard.
Kelly is in position to be the first Husky since George Bayer to win a PGA Tour stop. Bayer won in St. Petersburg, Fla. on March 21, 1960. Kelly was the 1999 NCAA runner up behind Luke Donald, which at the time was the best finish by a Husky at the Championship.
Kelly is scheduled to tee off with Simpson in the final pairing at 10:50 a.m. PT.
Fellow Husky and 2010 grad Richard Lee is also having a great tournament. He is 4-under overall and tied for 37th heading into Sunday's final round.