Zurich Classic 2014: Seung-yul Noh's 65 gives him the 54-hole lead

Stacy Revere

A 7-under 65 jumped Seung-yul Noh into the lead at the Zurich Classic with Keegan Bradley and others chasing.

With players routinely shooting in the mid-to-low-60s at TPC Louisiana, it only takes one sub-par round to fall off the lead. Ben Martin found out the hard way on Saturday. He led after the first and second rounds, but shot a 1-over 73 in the third round and went from leading by three to trailing by four. Martin now trails Seung-yul Noh, who shot a 7-under 65 to jump into the lead at 18-under.

Noh's 65 was his second of the tournament and allowed him to open a two-stroke lead over the field. He started out modestly, with two birdies through seven holes, but continued to avoid issues and closed the round strong. He rattled off three straight birdies at Nos. 14 through 16 to pull into the lead. Noh finished the round with seven birdies and 11 pars. He's yet to drop a single stroke through 54 holes, an impressive accomplishment and the big reason he is in the lead. If the 22-year-old is going to secure his first PGA Tour win, he'll likely need another impressive round on Sunday with a host of players chasing.

That list includes Keegan Bradley, who is 16-under after shooting a 65 of his own. Bradley opened the tournament with a 69, only to follow it up with a 66 and then Saturday's 65. He carded eight birdies, with the only blemish of the day coming on a bogey at No. 9. Seven players are within five strokes of the lead, including Martin at 14-under and Paul Casey at 13-under.

Bo Van Pelt jumped into contention with a 9-under 63 in the second round, but was unable to match that success on Saturday. He was only able to muster two birdies and finished with a 1-over round of 73 to drop into a tie for 41st place. Nick Watney was one of 10 players who missed the secondary cut. He finished at 2-under, one stroke off the secondary cut of 3-under.

Place

Player

Score

1st Round

2nd Round

3rd Round

Total

1

Seung-yul Noh

-18

65

68

65

198

2

Keegan Bradley

-16

69

66

65

200

3

Robert Streb

-15

67

66

68

201

T4

Jeff Overton

-14

67

68

67

202

T4

Ben Martin

-14

62

67

73

202

T4

Andrew Svoboda

-14

64

68

70

202

T7

Paul Casey

-13

71

68

64

203

T7

Charley Hoffman

-13

68

67

68

203

9

Tommy Gainey

-12

71

66

67

204

T10

Tim Wilkinson

-11

70

70

65

205

T10

Danny Lee

-11

71

69

65

205

T10

Bud Cauley

-11

71

68

66

205

T10

Retief Goosen

-11

72

65

68

205

T10

J.B. Holmes

-11

71

65

69

205

T10

Peter Hanson

-11

65

69

71

205

T16

Brooks Koepka

-10

71

68

67

206

T16

Daniel Summerhays

-10

72

66

68

206

T16

Kevin Kisner

-10

69

68

69

206

T16

Erik Compton

-10

66

68

72

206

T20

Joe Durant

-9

69

71

67

207

T20

Freddie Jacobson

-9

72

69

66

207

T20

Robert Allenby

-9

71

68

68

207

T20

Justin Rose

-9

71

67

69

207

T20

Fabian Gomez

-9

72

69

66

207

T20

Mark Anderson

-9

72

65

70

207

T20

David Duval

-9

68

69

70

207

T20

Will Wilcox

-9

68

68

71

207

T28

Bronson La'Cassie

-8

70

69

69

208

T28

Kevin Chappell

-8

72

67

69

208

T28

David Toms

-8

73

68

67

208

T28

Alex Prugh

-8

70

68

70

208

T28

Morgan Hoffmann

-8

70

68

70

208

T28

Graham Delaet

-8

69

68

71

208

T28

Cameron Tringale

-8

73

69

66

208

T35

Martin Flores

-7

72

68

69

209

T35

John Senden

-7

70

70

69

209

T35

Troy Matteson

-7

72

68

69

209

T35

Vijay Singh

-7

70

71

68

209

T35

Stuart Appleby

-7

67

72

70

209

T35

Kyle Stanley

-7

71

67

71

209

T41

Troy Merritt

-6

71

69

70

210

T41

Briny Baird

-6

71

69

70

210

T41

Brendan Steele

-6

73

67

70

210

T41

Mark Calcavecchia

-6

71

70

69

210

T41

D.A. Points

-6

73

68

69

210

T41

Rory Sabbatini

-6

69

72

69

210

T41

Charlie Wi

-6

70

71

69

210

T41

Bo Van Pelt

-6

74

63

73

210

T41

Robert Garrigus

-6

73

69

68

210

T50

Sean O'Hair

-5

71

69

71

211

T50

Sang-Moon Bae

-5

68

72

71

211

T50

Andres Romero

-5

70

71

70

211

T50

Charles Howell III

-5

68

73

70

211

T50

David Hearn

-5

71

71

69

211

T50

Lucas Glover

-5

71

71

69

211

T50

Y.E. Yang

-5

72

70

69

211

T50

Ricky Barnes

-5

70

72

69

211

T50

Kevin Tway

-5

70

72

69

211

T59

Boo Weekley

-4

71

70

71

212

T59

Wes Roach

-4

74

67

71

212

T59

Andrew Loupe

-4

71

70

71

212

T59

J.J. Henry

-4

68

69

75

212

T59

Michael Thompson

-4

66

71

75

212

T64

Tag Ridings

-3

71

70

72

213

T64

John Rollins

-3

74

66

73

213

T64

John Merrick

-3

69

72

72

213

T64

Shawn Stefani

-3

69

72

72

213

T64

Doug LaBelle II

-3

68

73

72

213

T64

Chad Collins

-3

66

71

76

213

T64

Derek Ernst

-3

71

71

71

213

T64

Padraig Harrington

-3

70

72

71

213

T64

Jim Renner

-3

75

67

71

213

T64

Greg Chalmers

-3

71

71

71

213

T64

Max Homa

-3

71

71

71

213

CUT

Scott McCarron

-2

70

71

73

214

CUT

D.H. Lee

-2

68

71

75

214

CUT

Ken Duke

-2

73

68

73

214

CUT

Josh Teater

-2

73

69

72

214

CUT

Nick Watney

-2

69

73

72

214

CUT

Luke Guthrie

-1

70

71

74

215

CUT

Billy Hurley III

-1

71

71

73

215

CUT

Scott Gardiner

-1

74

68

73

215

CUT

Brice Garnett

1

69

73

75

217

CUT

Geoff Ogilvy

4

72

70

78

220

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