July 31 2010
Derek Lamely and Matt Kuchar have followed the same path this week at The Greenbrier Classic, carding identical rounds of 69-69-63 to sit at 9-under 201. Their seasons, though, have been very different.
Lamely has struggled since winning the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular in March. In his last 11 events, a tie for 11th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational represents his only top-25 finish. He is currently No. 79 in the FedExCup standings. His 63 on Saturday equals the career-best he carded en route to victory in Puerto Rico.
Kuchar is still seeking his first win of the year, but he
entered The Greenbrier Classic on a hot streak, with four top-10
finishes in his last five starts. His 63 on Saturday equals his
career-best round on TOUR, but is the first time he has recorded
the number in a third round:
63 - third round, 2010 Greenbrier Classic
63 - fifth round, 2010 Bob Hope Classic
63 - fourth round, 2008 Bob Hope Classic
63 - second round, 2004 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
63 - second round, 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
63 - first round, 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
-- John Bush