Poston in lead, Hahn fires 60 at Barbasol Championship

As the 56-hole leader at the Barbasol Championship, JT Poston is chasing his second PGA Tour win. Photo:
As the 56-hole leader at the Barbasol Championship, JT Poston is chasing his second PGA Tour win. Photo:

JT Poston (1st/-19) at the Barbasol Championship, held his second 54-hole lead/co-lead of his PGA Tour career (2020 Sanderson Farms Championship/3rd).

This includes matching back-to-back rounds of 6-under 66, he has now played his last 41 holes without a bogey.

The lone bogey through 54 holes came during his opening round on the par-4 13th hole.

He has advanced to the weekend in all four Barbasol Championship appearances. (T42/2017, 5th/2018, T29/2019, TBD/2021).

Poston owns five top-25s in 25 starts this season, led by a third-place finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

His lone PGA Tour win came at the 2019 Wyndham Championship, going bogey-free en route to victory.

James Hahn equalled his best score in Barbasol Championship history with a 12-under 60.

Hahn tops his previous-low round and the current-course record by two strokes.

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Defending champion Jim Herman birdied five out of the last seven holes to trail by five.

Anirban Lahiri shot a 68 to slip back to T18. He is chasing his third top-10 of season before heading to the Tokyo Olympics.

Monday qualifier, Bobby Bai is T24 following a 68. He is making his PGA Tour debut on U.S. soil this week.

Preferred lies have been utilized for the first three rounds.

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Hahn marked the 41st 60 in PGA Tour history (there have been 12 sub-60 scores).

He posted the Tour’s lowest score since the second round of The Northern Trust in 2020 (Scottie Scheffler/59, Dustin Johnson/60).

His previous-low score on Tour was 62 (set three times; most recently at the 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii/R4).

He has a career-best four eagles this week, including Nos. 5 and 15 in the third round.

Hahn’s third-round 60 included 22 putts, equaling his career-best total in a round. It topped the Keene Trace Golf Club (Champions) 18-hole record by two strokes.

Hahn is seeking his third PGA Tour win in his 206th start (2015 The Genesis Invitational, 2016 Wells Fargo Championship).

This week snaps a streak of eight missed cuts  (previous made cut: 2021 THE PLAYERS Championship/T41).

Coming off a T4 finish at last week’s John Deere Classic, Luke List (2nd) trails by one as he seeks his first PGA Tour victory in his 194th start.

Text courtesy: PGA Tour