PGA Tour Champions

Constellation Senior Players Championship

July 12-15

Highland Park, Illinois

$2,800,000

July 12-15

Highland Park, Illinois

$2,800,000

Round 3

Scott McCarron, Bart Bryant and Jeff Maggert are tied at the top of a crowded leaderboard

July 14, 2018

Scott McCarron and Bart Bryant shot 65s on Saturday to join Jeff Maggert in the lead, putting in McCarron in position to win back-to-back Constellation Senior Players Championship titles, a feat only managed by Arnold Palmer and Bernhard Langer.

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McCarron has had a good season so far with seven top-10 finishes and a win at the American Family Insurance Championship in June.

''The only way to repeat is you've got to put yourself in position going into the final round, which I've done,'' he said. ''(Sunday) will be very exciting. We've got a stacked leaderboard, and someone is going to have to go pretty low tomorrow to win this tournament.''

This is the first time there has been a three-way tie for the lead heading into the final round of a major since the 2011 U.S. Senior Open when Mark Calcavecchia and David Frost were tied with Russ Cochran who went on to win the event

McCarron started his day with a birdie and played seven more, and only one bogey, on the way to his 65.

''I hit the ball very well,'' he said. ''I hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens. I went after the hole locations that were on the right side for me where I can hit my cut, and the hole locations on the left side I played a little safe. I did a very good job of managing my game today.''

Maggert was expecting a "birdie-fest" given the soggy conditions and started well with an eagle and birdies on the second and fourth holes but only managed three more birdies and a bogey on at the 16th dropped him back into a shared lead.

''I felt like I needed to make six, seven or eight birdies today to keep pace with the leaderboard,'' Maggert said. ''It kind of turned out that way. Not only was I making a lot of birdies, there was 10 or 12 other guys making birdies, too. We've got a jumbled-up leaderboard. I think tomorrow's conditions are going to be very similar to today, so I'm going to have to keep the gas on and make birdies.''

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Bart Bryant
-16
66
69
65
200
T1
Scott McCarron
-16
67
68
65
200
T1
Jeff Maggert
-16
66
68
66
200
4
Vijay Singh
-15
68
67
66
201
T5
Bernhard Langer
-14
68
67
67
202
T5
Mike Small
-14
65
71
66
202
T7
Clark Dennis
-13
68
69
66
203
T7
Tom Byrum
-13
67
68
68
203
T7
Scott Parel
-13
67
66
70
203
T10
Jerry Smith
-12
70
66
68
204
T10
Glen Day
-12
66
69
69
204
T10
Kenny Perry
-12
65
70
69
204
T10
Brandt Jobe
-12
67
67
70
204
T14
Wes Short, Jr.
-11
67
70
68
205
T14
Woody Austin
-11
69
67
69
205
T16
Larry Mize
-9
69
72
66
207
T16
Jay Haas
-9
70
70
67
207
T16
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-9
71
69
67
207
T16
Jerry Kelly
-9
69
71
67
207
T16
Scott Verplank
-9
72
66
69
207
T16
Rocco Mediate
-9
68
70
69
207
T16
Ken Tanigawa
-9
69
68
70
207
T23
Duffy Waldorf
-8
70
71
67
208
T23
Willie Wood
-8
72
69
67
208
T23
Scott Dunlap
-8
70
70
68
208
T23
Kevin Sutherland
-8
71
65
72
208
T27
Jesper Parnevik
-7
72
70
67
209
T27
Doug Garwood
-7
71
69
69
209
T27
Marco Dawson
-7
71
68
70
209
T27
Peter Lonard
-7
73
64
72
209
T31
Esteban Toledo
-6
73
69
68
210
T31
Mark Calcavecchia
-6
71
70
69
210
T31
Kirk Triplett
-6
72
68
70
210
T31
Colin Montgomerie
-6
72
68
70
210
T31
Steve Flesch
-6
71
72
67
210
T36
Carlos Franco
-5
71
71
69
211
T36
Gary Hallberg
-5
72
70
69
211
T36
Paul Broadhurst
-5
71
72
68
211
T36
Tommy Tolles
-5
68
70
73
211
T40
Lee Janzen
-4
70
71
71
212
T40
Gene Sauers
-4
71
70
71
212
T40
Tim Petrovic
-4
70
73
69
212
T40
David Toms
-4
74
69
69
212
T40
Rod Spittle
-4
69
70
73
212
T40
Mike Goodes
-4
71
72
69
212
T40
Stephen Ames
-4
69
75
68
212
T40
Tom Lehman
-4
69
75
68
212
T48
Jeff Sluman
-3
70
71
72
213
T48
Bob Estes
-3
69
72
72
213
T48
Phillip Price
-3
71
71
71
213
T48
David McKenzie
-3
71
71
71
213
T48
Joey Sindelar
-3
71
69
73
213
T48
Paul Goydos
-3
74
72
67
213
T54
Jay Don Blake
-2
71
71
72
214
T54
Todd Hamilton
-2
73
71
70
214
T54
Kent Jones
-2
76
70
68
214
T57
David Frost
-1
70
72
73
215
T57
Billy Andrade
-1
72
71
72
215
T57
Corey Pavin
-1
70
73
72
215
T57
Skip Kendall
-1
74
70
71
215
T57
Billy Mayfair
-1
75
70
70
215
T62
Mark Brooks
E
71
72
73
216
T62
Russ Cochran
E
71
73
72
216
T62
Tommy Armour III
E
73
71
72
216
T62
Tom Pernice Jr..
E
72
75
69
216
T66
Miguel Angel Martin
2
76
71
71
218
T66
Hale Irwin
2
73
75
70
218
T68
Michael Bradley
3
76
68
75
219
T68
Mark O'Meara
3
74
71
74
219
T68
Fran Quinn
3
72
75
72
219
T68
Joe Durant
3
73
75
71
219
T72
Sandy Lyle
4
71
73
76
220
T72
Brian Henninger
4
74
74
72
220
74
Olin Browne
5
74
76
71
221
T75
Tom Kite
7
71
78
74
223
T75
Steve Pate
7
78
73
72
223
WD
John Daly
--
72
68
--
140
WD
Fred Funk
--
19
--
--
19
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
T1
Bart Bryant
-16
200
T1
Scott McCarron
-16
200
T1
Jeff Maggert
-16
200
4
Vijay Singh
-15
201
T5
Bernhard Langer
-14
202
T5
Mike Small
-14
202
T7
Clark Dennis
-13
203
T7
Tom Byrum
-13
203
T7
Scott Parel
-13
203
T10
Jerry Smith
-12
204
T10
Glen Day
-12
204
T10
Kenny Perry
-12
204
T10
Brandt Jobe
-12
204
T14
Wes Short, Jr.
-11
205
T14
Woody Austin
-11
205
T16
Larry Mize
-9
207
T16
Jay Haas
-9
207
T16
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-9
207
T16
Jerry Kelly
-9
207
T16
Scott Verplank
-9
207
T16
Rocco Mediate
-9
207
T16
Ken Tanigawa
-9
207
T23
Duffy Waldorf
-8
208
T23
Willie Wood
-8
208
T23
Scott Dunlap
-8
208
T23
Kevin Sutherland
-8
208
T27
Jesper Parnevik
-7
209
T27
Doug Garwood
-7
209
T27
Marco Dawson
-7
209
T27
Peter Lonard
-7
209
T31
Esteban Toledo
-6
210
T31
Mark Calcavecchia
-6
210
T31
Kirk Triplett
-6
210
T31
Colin Montgomerie
-6
210
T31
Steve Flesch
-6
210
T36
Carlos Franco
-5
211
T36
Gary Hallberg
-5
211
T36
Paul Broadhurst
-5
211
T36
Tommy Tolles
-5
211
T40
Lee Janzen
-4
212
T40
Gene Sauers
-4
212
T40
Tim Petrovic
-4
212
T40
David Toms
-4
212
T40
Rod Spittle
-4
212
T40
Mike Goodes
-4
212
T40
Stephen Ames
-4
212
T40
Tom Lehman
-4
212
T48
Jeff Sluman
-3
213
T48
Bob Estes
-3
213
T48
Phillip Price
-3
213
T48
David McKenzie
-3
213
T48
Joey Sindelar
-3
213
T48
Paul Goydos
-3
213
T54
Jay Don Blake
-2
214
T54
Todd Hamilton
-2
214
T54
Kent Jones
-2
214
T57
David Frost
-1
215
T57
Billy Andrade
-1
215
T57
Corey Pavin
-1
215
T57
Skip Kendall
-1
215
T57
Billy Mayfair
-1
215
T62
Mark Brooks
E
216
T62
Russ Cochran
E
216
T62
Tommy Armour III
E
216
T62
Tom Pernice Jr..
E
216
T66
Miguel Angel Martin
2
218
T66
Hale Irwin
2
218
T68
Michael Bradley
3
219
T68
Mark O'Meara
3
219
T68
Fran Quinn
3
219
T68
Joe Durant
3
219
T72
Sandy Lyle
4
220
T72
Brian Henninger
4
220
74
Olin Browne
5
221
T75
Tom Kite
7
223
T75
Steve Pate
7
223
WD
John Daly
--
140
WD
Fred Funk
--
19