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July 31 2010

5:45 PM

Lamely, Kuchar take different paths

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

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