Sunday, July 03, 2016

Greg Chalmers moves closer to first US Tour 

victory and a place in Royal Troon field

By Brentley Romine
Greg Chalmers has played in three Opens – and made three cuts. The Australian made his major-championship debut in 1998 at Royal Birkdale and finished T-57. He also was T-45 at Royal Lytham in 2012 and T-58 last year at St. Andrews.

Chalmers, pictured right, has a chance to make a fourth trip across the pond for the Open in two weeks at Royal Troon. But he has to win this weekend in Reno, Nevada, to do so.
So far, so good.
The 42-year-old Chalmers has won 10 times worldwide, but never on the US PGA Tour. Through 54 holes at Montreux Golf and Country Club, though, he leads the Barracuda Championship by six points over two players who have tasted victory on Tour, Ben Martin and Gary Woodland (Woodland is already qualified for the Open)
Points? Yes. Scoring is done in the Barracuda Championship  using a modified-Stableford format: double eagle = 8 points, eagle = 5pts, birdie = 2pts), par = 0pts), bogey = minus 1pt), double bogey or worse = minus 3pts).
Chalmers is at 39 points after a 15-point effort on Saturday. He totalled eight birdies in Round 3, including five in his final six holes.
This week marks Chalmers’ 387th start on Tour. He leads all active Tour pros in starts without a victory. Should he get one Sunday, the Aussie will not only collect a big pay cheque and gain some security on Tour, but he’ll also be making a trip to Ayrshire, Scotland.



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