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Co-Leaders Scheffler and Lowry at Bay Hill Heading into Final Round

by | Mar 10, 2024 | PRO NEWS

With a top prize of $4 Million on the line, payday is shaping up to be quite a shootout at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

After 54 holes of the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard, Major Champions Scottie Scheffler and Shane Lowry share the lead at 9-under-par-207.

Scheffler, the World No. 1 carded five back nine birdies while Lowry made four as each shot 2 under-par 70 in round three.

“I think I’m just doing a good job of trying to stay in a good head space on the greens,” said Scheffler, the 2022 Masters Champion who won this event two years ago. “On the back nine I did a really good job of just trying to stay as much in it as I could and hit some good putts, and sometimes you really just got to get lucky.”

Lowry overcame a one-over par 37 on the front nine by going minus three the rest of the way including clutch birdies on the 16th and 17th holes. The Irishman chipped to inside three feet on 16 and on the par-3 17th, he drained a 32-footer.

“I obviously holed a nice one on 17, but I didn’t feel that comfortable with it all day,” said Lowry. “It’s hard out there. I always say, when you play in windy conditions, the hardest part of it is putting. I felt like I burned the edge a lot. Then, at the end, it was just great to hole that one on 17.”

On a day when the wind picked up and firm, fast greens contributed to no player shooting lower than 68, the 2019 British Open winner was pleased to make just enough putts to maintain at least a share of the lead for the third straight day. Should he prevail on Sunday, Lowry would be only the third player to win this event wire-to-wire, joining Fred Couples (1992) and Jason Day (2016).

Reigning U.S. Open champio Wyndham Clark sits one stroke back, while 2021 Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama, Will Zalatoris and Russell Henley are poised to strike from only two strokes off the lead.

As many as 15 players, including major winners Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, are within five strokes the leaders.

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Leaderboard

T1
T1
3
T4
T4
T4
7
T8
T8
T8
T11
T11
T11
T11
T11
T16
T16
T16
T16
T20
T20
T20
T20
T20
T25
T25
T25
T25
T25
T25
T31
T31
T31
T31
T31
T31
T31
T31
T39
T39
T39
T39
T39
T44
T44
T44
T44
T44
T44
T44
T51
T51
T53
T53
T53
T53
57
58
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
CUT
PLAYER
Scottie Scheffler
Shane Lowry
Wyndham Clark
Will Zalatoris
Russell Henley
Hideki Matsuyama
Harris English
Rory McIlroy
Sam Burns
Max Homa
Justin Lower
Tom Hoge
Corey Conners
Sungjae Im
Justin Thomas
Eric Cole
Lee Hodges
Brendon Todd
Emiliano Grillo
Webb Simpson
Cameron Young
Andrew Putnam
Nick Taylor
Brian Harman
Seamus Power
Chris Kirk
Austin Eckroat
Viktor Hovland
Sahith Theegala
Stephan Jaeger
Ludvig Aberg
Keegan Bradley
Patrick Cantlay
Si Woo Kim
Grayson Murray
Taylor Moore
Cam Davis
Byeong Hun An
Tom Kim
Mackenzie Hughes
Erik van Rooyen
Jason Day
Lucas Glover
Rickie Fowler
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Patrick Rodgers
Denny McCarthy
Matthieu Pavon
Xander Schauffele
Min Woo Lee
Luke List
C.T. Pan
J.T. Poston
Adam Hadwin
Jordan Spieth
Sepp Straka
Nick Dunlap
Jake Knapp
Adam Schenk
Nicolai Hojgaard
Matt Fitzpatrick
Sami Valimaki
Adam Scott
Justin Rose
Collin Morikawa
Kurt Kitayama
Tommy Fleetwood
David Ford(a)
Adam Svensson
TO PAR
-9
-9
-8
-7
-7
-7
-6
-5
-5
-5
-4
-4
-4
-4
-4
-3
-3
-3
-3
-2
-2
-2
-2
-2
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
E
E
E
E
E
E
E
E
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
4
5
12
4
4
5
5
5
5
6
7
9
10
15
RD 1
70
66
71
69
68
67
69
73
68
71
67
72
70
71
69
70
68
74
69
73
73
71
69
69
72
69
72
71
68
72
73
71
74
75
72
72
72
71
73
75
72
70
73
75
74
72
72
74
72
69
69
71
71
69
69
69
72
77
72
77
74
76
73
72
70
78
73
71
79
RD 2
67
71
66
69
69
70
73
70
72
69
76
71
71
70
71
73
73
67
70
71
70
71
71
68
74
74
69
69
72
67
74
75
72
70
73
71
70
69
74
71
73
74
70
72
73
74
74
68
70
73
78
70
74
75
74
73
74
70
76
71
75
73
76
77
80
73
80
83
80
RD 3
70
70
71
71
72
72
68
68
71
71
69
69
71
71
72
70
72
72
74
70
71
72
74
77
69
72
74
75
75
76
69
70
70
71
71
73
74
76
70
71
72
73
74
71
71
72
72
76
76
76
72
78
75
76
77
78
75
81
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
RD 4
1:35 PM
1:35 PM
1:25 PM
1:25 PM
1:15 PM
1:15 PM
1:05 PM
1:05 PM
12:55 PM
12:55 PM
12:40 PM
12:40 PM
12:30 PM
12:30 PM
12:20 PM
12:20 PM
12:10 PM
12:10 PM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
11:50 AM
11:50 AM
11:40 AM
11:40 AM
11:30 AM
11:30 AM
11:15 AM
11:15 AM
11:05 AM
11:05 AM
10:55 AM
10:55 AM
10:45 AM
10:45 AM
10:35 AM
10:35 AM
10:25 AM
10:25 AM
10:15 AM
10:15 AM
10:05 AM
10:05 AM
9:50 AM
9:50 AM
9:40 AM
9:40 AM
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
9:20 AM
9:20 AM
9:10 AM
9:10 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
8:50 AM
8:50 AM
8:40 AM
8:40 AM
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
TOTAL
207
207
208
209
209
209
210
211
211
211
212
212
212
212
212
213
213
213
213
214
214
214
214
214
215
215
215
215
215
215
216
216
216
216
216
216
216
216
217
217
217
217
217
218
218
218
218
218
218
218
219
219
220
220
220
220
221
228
148
148
149
149
149
149
150
151
153
154
159
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