Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open R3

Scottie Scheffler takes 54-hole lead

Houston Open 2021 R3
November 11-14
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, Texas
$7,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Scottie Scheffler signed for a 69 on Saturday to reach 7-under and take a one shot lead in the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. The American, who turned pro in 2018, holds the 54-hole lead outright for the first time.


Houston Open 2021 R3

“I’m fairly satisfied with my round. I kept myself in position. Things were kind of getting a little iffy there for me for a little bit. I felt like I was playing good golf and I was 1 over through 13 holes and I felt like I was playing a lot better than that. Definitely nice to make a few birdies down the stretch to get things back in the red.”


Houston Open 2021 R3

Scheffler has been on form recently and was a contender last week at Mayakoba until he made a double bogey on the 16th for a 66 and had to settle for fourth place.

“I feel like I’m playing solid golf right now. I’m hitting a decent amount of fairways, a decent amount of greens, starting to roll the ball pretty good. there’s a few days where the putts may have not all gone in, but I always seem to be hitting them right around the cup at the appropriate speed so they’re bound to start falling eventually.”


Houston Open 2021 R3

Five players share second place at 6-under including Kevin Tway who was leading into the 17th where he found the water leading to a bogey then missed his putt on the final hole for another and closed with a 73.


Houston Open 2021 R3

Venezuelan an Jhonattan Vegas, who hasn’t won since the RBC Canadian Open in 2017, is also tied in second place after a 68 and is the only non-American player in the top-9.

“This course, just doesn’t sound like it has anything to it, but it’s just tricky. It’s kind of one of those courses where it’s really hard to get the ball close to the holes. Obviously it’s a brand new golf course still, conditions are probably not as good as we probably would have liked, but it’s still a phenomenal playable golf course. Obviously the rain didn’t help at the beginning of the week, but it’s a course that as it grows, it’s going to be a super exciting course on Tour.

“So knowing that you can’t really get too aggressive and too excited and fire at every pin. You kind of have to take your time on the course and try to put a good round together and that’s what you saw. Especially not playing the ball up obviously made it harder today because playing on bermuda, chipping in Bermuda is really difficult, especially on new grass. So you can tell that it’s just playing hard.”


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Houston Open 2021 R3

Overnight leader Martin Trainer made a single birdie, five bogeys and a double bogey at the par-4 6th to close with a 74 for his share of second place.

“That was a really tough pin on 18 and I had a really hard chip and a really hard putt and I managed to execute them both pretty well. So feels good to finish on a good note.

“All I can do is just play the best I can. We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Maybe it will be more of the same, maybe will be better, I’ll find out. I just want to keep making good swings, I guess.”


Houston Open 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Scottie Scheffler
-7
72
62
69
203
T2
Jhonattan Vegas
-6
67
69
68
204
T2
Matthew Wolff
-6
68
67
69
204
T2
Kramer Hickok
-6
67
67
70
204
T2
Martin Trainer
-6
65
65
74
204
T2
Kevin Tway
-6
67
64
73
204
T7
Jason Kokrak
-5
68
71
66
205
T7
Russell Henley
-5
65
72
68
205
T7
Luke List
-5
65
71
69
205
T10
Vincent Whaley
-4
69
72
65
206
T10
Marc Leishman
-4
65
70
71
206
T10
Adam Schenk
-4
70
64
72
206
T10
Adam Long
-4
66
67
73
206
T14
Cameron Tringale
-3
69
70
68
207
T14
Kelly Kraft
-3
68
67
72
207
T14
Wyndham Clark
-3
66
69
72
207
T14
Max McGreevy
-3
68
67
72
207
T18
Cameron Smith
-2
71
69
68
208
T18
Hank Lebioda
-2
67
72
69
208
T18
Sam Burns
-2
70
67
71
208
T18
Lee Hodges
-2
69
72
67
208
T22
Richy Werenski
-1
70
69
70
209
T22
Joel Dahmen
-1
70
69
70
209
T22
Chez Reavie
-1
70
69
70
209
T22
Maverick McNealy
-1
71
68
70
209
T22
Mackenzie Hughes
-1
71
69
69
209
T22
Kevin Streelman
-1
71
69
69
209
T22
Alex Smalley
-1
68
72
69
209
T22
Dylan Frittelli
-1
70
68
71
209
T22
Davis Riley
-1
68
72
69
209
T22
Ryan Palmer
-1
71
70
68
209
T22
Keith Mitchell
-1
67
69
73
209
T22
Matthias Schwab
-1
70
71
68
209
T34
Robert Streb
Par
68
71
71
210
T34
Aaron Rai
Par
71
69
70
210
T34
Aaron Wise
Par
73
66
71
210
T34
Patrick Reed
Par
70
68
72
210
T34
Tom Hoge
Par
68
70
72
210
T34
Scott Piercy
Par
71
70
69
210
T40
Hudson Swafford
+1
70
70
71
211
T40
J.J. Spaun
+1
72
66
73
211
T40
Chris Stroud
+1
74
67
70
211
T40
Sungjae Im
+1
68
70
73
211
T40
Andrew Putnam
+1
67
70
74
211
T40
Scott Stallings
+1
71
70
70
211
T40
Zach Johnson
+1
72
69
70
211
T40
Matthew NeSmith
+1
68
67
76
211
T40
Mito Pereira
+1
69
72
70
211
T40
Sahith Theegala
+1
70
71
70
211
T50
Henrik Norlander
+2
71
69
72
212
T50
Max Homa
+2
72
67
73
212
T50
Stephan Jaeger
+2
68
72
72
212
T50
Harry Higgs
+2
71
68
73
212
T50
Brian Harman
+2
67
74
71
212
T50
Bronson Burgoon
+2
72
69
71
212
T50
Adam Scott
+2
68
73
71
212
T50
Denny McCarthy
+2
72
69
71
212
T58
Erik van Rooyen
+3
69
70
74
213
T58
MJ Daffue
+3
68
73
72
213
T60
Talor Gooch
+4
65
74
75
214
T60
Nick Taylor
+4
68
72
74
214
T60
Tyler Duncan
+4
69
72
73
214
T60
Lanto Griffin
+4
68
68
78
214
T60
Brian Stuard
+4
71
70
73
214
T65
Jim Herman
+5
69
70
76
215
T65
Jason Day
+5
67
74
74
215
67
Brice Garnett
+6
69
70
77
216
CUT
Sangmoon Bae
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Peter Malnati
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Shane Lowry
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Russell Knox
+2
73
69
142
CUT
James Hahn
+2
76
66
142
CUT
Ian Poulter
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Tyler McCumber
+2
68
74
142
CUT
Paul Barjon
+2
74
68
142
CUT
Kyle Stanley
+2
73
69
142
CUT
Jason Dufner
+2
66
76
142
CUT
Peter Uihlein
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Tony Finau
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Sepp Straka
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Trey Mullinax
+2
71
71
142
CUT
Cam Davis
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Andrew Landry
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Brooks Koepka
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
+3
75
68
143
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Nick Watney
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Shawn Stefani
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Dawie van der Walt
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Chad Ramey
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Joaquin Niemann
+3
70
73
143
CUT
Graeme McDowell
+3
68
75
143
CUT
Martin Laird
+3
69
74
143
CUT
Bill Haas
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Taylor Moore
+3
71
72
143
CUT
Greyson Sigg
+3
68
75
143
CUT
Roger Sloan
+4
70
74
144
CUT
Jared Wolfe
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Cameron Sisk (a)
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Doc Redman
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Stewart Cink
+4
70
74
144
CUT
C.T. Pan
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Ben Silverman
+4
67
77
144
CUT
J.T. Poston
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Seamus Power
+5
75
70
145
CUT
David Lipsky
+5
70
75
145
CUT
Adam Svensson
+5
73
72
145
CUT
John Huh
+5
72
73
145
CUT
Sam Ryder
+5
69
76
145
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+5
71
74
145
CUT
Pat Perez
+6
70
76
146
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+6
70
76
146
CUT
Henrik Stenson
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Gary Woodland
+6
72
74
146
CUT
Brandon Hagy
+7
71
76
147
CUT
Jimmy Walker
+7
72
75
147
CUT
Branden Grace
+7
74
73
147
CUT
Nate Lashley
+7
72
75
147
CUT
Brian Gay
+7
69
78
147
CUT
Danny Willett
+8
72
76
148
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
+8
74
74
148
CUT
Gilbert Mendez
+8
73
75
148
CUT
Rodolfo Cazaubòn
+9
72
77
149
CUT
Taylor Pendrith
+9
75
74
149
CUT
Lee Westwood
+14
70
84
154
CUT
Chase Koepka
+17
77
80
157
W/D
Connor Arendell
Par
71
38
109
W/D
Francesco Molinari
Par
72
57
129
W/D
Harold Varner III
Par
77
60
137
W/D
Sung Kang
Par
74
42
116
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