Kim leads Texas when Harrington goes home


Si Woo Kim saw his advantage in the Valero Texas Open shot with a shot when Corey Conners put pressure on San Antonio.

Kim reached the day with a four-stroke lead but needed a birdie on the 18th, his fourth in the round, to stay ahead after Conners made a pair of six under par 66 to go under 14 under par.

Padraig Harrington made the cut half way, but was eliminated after 56 holes following one on top of the third circle par 73.

He hit four bridies, three bogeys and a double bogey in the par four fifth. He packed his suitcases along with the other players who sat on the same Saturday night.

Conners started his round brilliantly, taking five shots in the first seven holes and almost producing an ace in the third pair.

The Canadian is just one shot from Charley Hoffman, who saved the best until the last moment in his 64 while grabbing the 18th after a 284-yard throw.

Scott Brown and Jhonattan Vegas scored 67s to draw in fourth place alongside Kyoung-Hoon Lee, four kicks to the side.

However, others suffered on day three, with former world number one Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, each with 73s falling from one part of the second to a 14th place.

Spieth did well to manage this, firing five birdies in the first nine to recover from a horrible first half of his round.

Similarly, Fowler produced an eagle on the 18th to end the day at age seven.


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