Golf: Hendry fades in third round

Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry has endured a horror back nine on his way to a six-over 78 in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida today. Photo / Getty Images.
Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry has endured a horror back nine on his way to a six-over 78 in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida today. Photo / Getty Images.

Kiwi golfer Michael Hendry has endured a horror back nine on his way to a six-over 78 in the third round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida today.

The New Zealand No 1 produced a brilliant six-under 66 in the second round yesterday as he shot to a share of 10th place heading in to moving day but five bogeys after the turn saw him plummet down the leaderboard.

Hendry, who defended his NZ PGA Championship crown at The Hills last weekend, also double-bogeyed the par-four third hole and dropped another shot on the par-three fourth.

To complete his up-and-down day he also made birdies on the fifth and 17th holes.

His disappointing round left him in a share of 41st place at even par, alongside a collection of other players, including two-time British Open champion Padraig Harrington.

Tiger Woods leads the event after three rounds at 18-under, four strokes ahead of Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell.

Meanwhile, Kiwi Danny Lee is in a share of fifth place heading in to the final round of the Chile Classic in Santiago on the Web.com Tour.

The 22-year-old carded a two-under 70 in his third round today to move to 14-under for the tournament.

Lee is three strokes back from a trio of players who hold the lead at 17-under.

- APNZ

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