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July 3 2011

10:00 PM

Overton charge comes up short

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Jeff Overton got within one of the lead on Sunday, but wasn't able to get any closer.

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. -- The eighth and 10th holes at Aronimink resembled a traffic jam at times on Sunday with players getting backed up there. Among them was Jeff Overton, who played with Bryce Molder and Charlie Wi.

As a result, the group was put on the clock on No. 12.

“It kind of messes with your round a little bit,” Overton said of the backup. “Then we all kind of struggled after the wait on 9 and 10 and 11.”

Well, Overton birdied Nos. 11 and 12 for his fourth and fifth birdies of the day as he got within one of the lead, but he gave them back with back-to-back bogeys on 14 and 15. He finished with a 67.

”It was unfortunate, but it happens, and that's the nature of the game,” Overton said of being put on the clock. “You've got to be tougher than that, and I just wasn't able to stay in rhythm.”

Still, Overton was relatively pleased with his performance as he tied for third. He also ranked second in the field in putting.

“I can't remember [the last time I putted this well],” Overton said. “It seems like I missed everything I looked at from outside 5 to 15 feet over the course of the last year, and today and all week it seemed like I played really well, so it was a lot of fun.”

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