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Monday qualifier Tanner Gore leads at AdventHealth Championship

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Tanner Gore watches his shot out of the rough on the 1st hole during the third round of the AdventHealth Championship at Blue Hills Country Club on May 18, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)

Tanner Gore watches his shot out of the rough on the 1st hole during the third round of the AdventHealth Championship at Blue Hills Country Club on May 18, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)

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    Things to know

    • Monday qualifier Tanner Gore enters the final round with a two-shot lead, the first lead of his career
    • Kyle Westmoreland cards his third consecutive round of 4-under or better and is in solo second
    • Overland Park, Kansas native Harry Higgs has one bogey through 54 holes and sits three shots off the lead
    • Ten total players enter the final round within three shots of the lead
    • Van Holmgren, Étienne Papineau and Brandon Harkins tie for the low round of the day with 8-under 64s
    • Final-round groupings will run from 6:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. local time off the first tee

    Third-round lead notes

    7 – Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win the AdventHealth Championship: Cameron Young (2021), Zecheng Dou (2017), Wesley Bryan (2016), Martin Pillar (2015), Zach Sucher (2014), James Nitties (2011), Michael Sim (2009)

    3 – Third-round leaders/co-leaders to win on Tour in 2024: Tim Widing (Veritex Bank Championship), Isaiah Salinda (The Panama Championship), Jeremy Paul (The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay)

    Charting the leader

    Category (Stats entering week)Tanner Gore
    Age27 (July 26, 1996)
    2024 Korn Ferry Tour Points List No. 162
    Starts – Wins – Top-10s in Korn Ferry Tour career11-0-0
    Starts – Wins – Top-10s on Korn Ferry Tour in 20243-0-0
    Starts – Wins – Top-10s at AdventHealth Championship1-0-0

    Tanner Gore (Leader/16-under)

    • Clinches his first career lead/co-lead after any round in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event
    • Recorded a third-round 4-under 68 via three birdies and one eagle against one bogey
      • Eagled the par-4 17th and birded the par-4 ninth, par-5 13th and par-4 16th
      • Lone bogey of the day was on the par-3 12th
    • Through three rounds, has 17 total birdies (16 birdies, one eagle) against just two bogeys
    • Carded a new low round in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event Friday with a bogey-free 7-under 65
    • 54-hole total score of 200 (68-65-67) shatters his previous best of 210, set at the 2024 Astara Chile Classic presented by Scotiabank
    • Earned the start this week as an open qualifier
    • Earned conditional membership for 2024 Korn Ferry Tour season with T119 finish at Final Stage of 2023 PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry; also claimed medalist honors at First Stage
    • Has made 11 career starts on the Korn Ferry Tour from 2019-24
      • In three starts this season, has one made cut, a T39 at the 2024 Astara Chile Classic presented by Scotiabank, which is his best career finish on the Tour
    • Making second ever start at the AdventHealth Championship (placed T43 in 2022)
    • Made three starts on PGA TOUR Americas this season, resulting in two made cuts and one top-25 finish, a T18 at the Bupa Championship at Tulum
    • Turned professional in 2019 after playing collegiately at the University of Texas-Arlington for four seasons (2015-19), where he was a 2017 All-Sun Belt Conference selection
    • Native of El Paso, Texas


    Tanner Gore on holding the outright lead entering the final round… “You know, I'm pretty happy. I feel a lot of emotions right now. Having to Monday qualify and just being able to do that and get a spot in the field, let alone to be on top of the leaderboard after three rounds, is pretty remarkable. I'm just very grateful for the opportunities.”

    Gore on what he’s looking forward to in the final round… “I'm just excited just to learn. I learned a lot today, first time I was in the final group or even in contention in a Korn Ferry Tour event. You learn a lot. You have to obviously give some time to reflect. I haven't really thought about it but definitely going to be a fun experience tomorrow.”


    • Kyle Westmoreland (2nd/14-under) finished the third round with three straight birdies on Nos. 16-18 and sits inside the top 10 entering the final round for the fourth time this season
      • Entered the week No. 14 on the points list, Westmoreland has four top-25 finishes in nine starts this season, highlighted by a runner-up finish at The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club
      • Westmoreland is making his 91st career start in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event (46th on the Korn Ferry Tour) and is bidding for his first career victory
    • Harry Higgs (T3/13-under), a native of Overland Park, Kansas, records his second consecutive bogey-free round with a third-round 7-under 65
      • Higgs has two top-25 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this season in five total starts
      • This week marked Higgs’ fifth ever start at the AdventHealth Championship; his best finish in this event was T2 in 2019
      • Higgs has just one bogey through 54 holes this week, the fewest by any player in the field
    • Korn Ferry Tour rookie Cooper Dossey (T3/13-under) earns his best position after any round on the Korn Ferry Tour (previous best: T10 after 36 holes at 2023 Veritex Bank Championship)
      • In his first season on the Tour, has logged two top-25 finishes in nine starts; best finish this season is T20 at the Astara Golf Championship presented by Mastercard
      • Prior to joining the Korn Ferry Tour, spent two years on PGA TOUR Canada from 2022-23
    • Quade Cummins (T3/13-under) sits inside the top-10 entering the final round for the third time this season
      • Currently No. 10 on the points list, Cummins has five top-25 finishes this year and three inside the top 10, most recently a T5 in the Veritex Bank Championship
      • Best career finish is T2 at this year’s The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic at The Abaco Club
    • Daniel Summerhays (T3/13-under), Braden Thornberry (T3/13-under) and Jorge Fernández Valdés (T3/13-under) carded matching 7-under 65s and each enter the final round three shots behind the leader
    • 36-hole solo leader Alistair Docherty (T13/12-under) recorded a third-round 1-over 73 after logging two birdies against a bogey and double bogey
    • In just his sixth career start, rookie Van Holmgren (T13/12-under) carded a bogey-free 8-under 64 and enters the final round four shots behind the leader
      • Holmgren rolled in seven birdies on his final nine holes Saturday for a 29 on the back-nine
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