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May 22 2011

12:00 AM

Senden takes advantage of wind

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

At the start of the day did John Senden think he’d pick up strokes on the lead by shooting even par?

In a word, no.

“It was a pretty windy day, wasn't it?,” said Senden, who will enter the final round in third place just four shots off the lead after Daivd Toms shot 74 to lose what was once a seven-shot advantage.

“Now it will be an interesting day tomorrow.”

Saturday was pretty interesting on its own.

The wind howled and the scores were much higher as a result, especially for Toms, who suffered a 12-shot swing the wrong direction from his first two rounds.

A native Australian used to playing in the wind, Senden took advantage -- though it wasn’t exactly easy for him either.

“I think the wind was an issue today,” Senden said. “Springtime in Texas is always going to be windy. You know, go out there and do your job and see what happens at the end of the day.”

It also helps that Senden lives about 40 minutes from Colonial Country Club.

”It's a fun tournament for us and Colonial Country Club really looks after me as well,” he said. “They let me come down here any time and play and it's a fun golf course to play.”

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