LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Charlie Beljan bounced back from an early bogey to make the turn in 3 under, extending his lead to three shots here at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
There’s another race going on, though.
The projections for the top 125 on the money list have been fluctuating all day.
Here’s a look at the latest: Rod Pampling and Billy Mayfair, both of whom started the week in the top 125, have fallen out. Tim Herron, meanwhile, is now projected to move up to 122nd after playing his first 13 holes in to get to 12 under and within four of the lead. Kevin Chappell, who started 123rd, is now projected at 125th.
You can get the latest projections here .
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Despite a bogey on the first hole for the second straight day, Charlie Beljan has since bounced back with a pair of birdies to reclaim the solo lead here in the final round of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.
The 28-year-old rookie has plenty of company right behind him, though, with Vaughn Taylor and Brian Gay just one just back. Four others, including Boo Weekley, are another stroke back, while five players are at 11 under.
As for the race for the top 125 on the money list, Kevin Chappell, who made the turn in 1 under and is tied for 20th at 9 under, is on the bubble and projected to finish 125th -- for now. Stay tuned.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Despite being hospitalized earlier in the week for what was believed to have been a panic attack, Charlie Beljan maintained his lead going into the final round here at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic.
Now he’s looking for another miracle -- his first career win. Beljan said Saturday that he thought he’d be home in Arizona by now given what happened in Friday’s round, when he struggled to breathe, had an increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
The 28-year-old got through it, though, and is in position to become the fourth rookie to win this year (John Huh, Ted Potter Jr. and Jonas Blixt were the others).
This marks the first time Beljan has been in this position through 54 holes of a PGA TOUR event -- he was tied for third after three rounds at The Greenbrier Classic earlier this year, where he finished third.
On a side note, Beljan also came into this week 139th on the money list. As long as he doesn’t tumble out of somewhere around the top 12, he should be fine in terms of a card for next season.
Do you think he’ll hang on to win? Third-round leaders/co-leaders have won 21 times in the 41-year history of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic. However, since 2004, just one 54-hole leader/co-leader has gone on to win. Discuss below.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The final round of the final event of the season is under way, meaning it’s the last chance for players looking to move inside the top 125 on the money list and secure a PGA TOUR card for next year.
Here’s a look at who came into the week on the bubble. You can track the live projected money list here .
In the third round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic from Walt Disney World Resort, Charlie Beljan shot a 1-under 71 and holds the solo lead.
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For players looking to secure a spot in the top 125 on the money list, the season has come down to this: One round of golf to secure a job for next year.
Charlie Beljan, who leads by two after three rounds of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic, came into the week on the outside looking in. But a win of course takes care of everything for the rookie. Others will be playing for position.
Here’s a look at who moved up, and who moved down, in the projected money list with just 18 holes left in the season.
Vaughn Taylor: He came in 142nd on the money list and in need of a big week after three missed cuts in his last five starts. So far, Taylor is having just that. He shot his second straight 68 Saturday to move into a tie for fifth at 10 under. As a result, he’s projected to move to 125th. In other words, he can’t afford to slip up on Sunday. Started: 142nd. Projected: 125th.
Jeff Maggert: The veteran is right back to where he started the week following a 68 on Saturday. That was a two-shot improvement from his second round, but at this point every shot counts. Started: 122d. Projected: 122nd.
Charlie Beljan: A win would take of a lot of things for the 28-year-old rookie. But even if he doesn’t hang on, he can still easily secure a spot in the top 125 -- as long as he doesn’t completely tumble down the leaderboard. Started: 139th. Projected: 63rd.
James Driscoll: The Boston native missed the cut, and he’s fallen three spots in the projections, but he should be safe when it all shakes out on Sunday. Started: 120th. Projected: 123rd.
Tim Herron: Thanks to a 67 on Saturday, Herron moved up three spots in the projections. But if he wants to finish in the top 125, Herron is going to have to move up the leaderboard again on Sunday. Started: 136th. Projected: 133rd.
Camilo Villegas: The three-time TOUR winner moved up four spots on the leaderboard thanks to a third-round 70, but he needs to move up even more to finish inside the top 125 and secure a card for next season. Started: 150th. Projected: 132nd.
Kevin Chappell: Three bogeys on the final four holes of his front nine hurt as Chappell carded a 72 and fell seven spots down the leaderboard. He’s now precariously close to falling outside the top 125, too. Started: 123rd. Projected: 124th.
D.J. Trahan: The good news: Trahan moved 16 spots up the leaderboard after a 68 Saturday that included two birdies over his final three holes. The bad news: He’s still projected to finish outside the top 125. He’ll need another good round on Sunday. Started: 130th. Projected: 126th.
Alexandre Rocha: A 75 sent Rocha crashing down the leaderboard and into a tie for last at 77th. Likewise, he fell a few spots in the projected standings and is going to need a big turnaround Sunday. Started: 128th. Projected: 131st.
Rod Pampling: The Aussie missed the cut and is sweating out the results from home. Saturday, he fell a few spots and out of the projected 125. He’ll need some help from others to move back up. Started: 124th. Projected: 127th.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Despite what was believed to be a panic attack that kept Charlie Beljan in the hospital overnight, the third round of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic ended the way it started: With Beljan in the lead.
The 28-year-old rookie shot a 71 to move to 13 under and two shots clear of Brian Gay, Josh Teater and Charlie Wi.
Beljan entered the week 139th on the money list but with one round to go in the final event of the season, he’s in position for his first career win, which would guarantee him a TOUR card for the next two years.
After making two bogeys in his first three holes Saturday, Beljan bounced back with four birdies over his next eight. He added two more on the back nine.
Beljan has plenty of company close behind him on the leaderboard with 10 players within three shots. Among that group are Camilo Villegas and Tommy Gainey, both of whom are three back. Villegas, 150th on the money list and in danger of losing his card at the start of the week, is looking for his first win in two years. Gainey is looking for his second in as many starts after winning The McGladrey Classic two weeks ago.