Shriners Children's Open R3

Adam Schenk takes 54-hole lead

Children’s Open 2021 R3
October 07-10
TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
$7,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

Estimated reading time: 9 minutes


In spite of the wind causing problems early in the round, Adam Schenk closed with birdies on three of his last four holes for a 66 to take the lead of the Shriners Children’s Open at 18-under.

Schenk leads after 54-holes for the second time following the Barracuda Championship in August where they played in a modified Stableford format and he finished fourth.


Children’s Open 2021 R3

“Definitely disappointing,” he said of his early round, “but there’s so many more birdie holes out there and the first five or six holes might be the probably the hardest holes on the golf course, minus the finish. But, yeah, exactly, I knew it was going to be a lot of birdies made, there was a lot of scores shot, I saw Lanto [Griffin] shot a nice low score this morning, I talked to him, and, yeah, I just knew I needed to come back and make some birdies, hopefully on the end of the front nine and then on the back nine during that stretch where it’s pretty gettable.

“Yeah, great finish,” he said of his birdie at the 18th. “I mean, the wind on 18 being straight in makes the hole a lot easier for me personally. Yesterday it was in off the left, so I kind of faded one down the right and the wind took it. Being straight in you can’t get to those bunkers, so it made the tee shot easier and fortunately I had a good number in, a nice gap wedge I could throw behind the hole and spin back. So fortunate today, seemed like I had a lot of good clubs, made all the putts I was supposed to make and a couple that I really wasn’t planning on making, so today couldn’t have been a whole lot better for me.


Children’s Open 2021 R3

Behind him at 17-under, last year’s runner-up Matthew Wolff recorded his career-best round with a bogey-free 65, including an eagle at the par-5 16th.

“I think starting the round it was honestly really windy,” said Wolff. “The first three holes were pretty brutal. Then it started to lay down. But I would say it was more gusty today. Yesterday was a little breezy but today was more gusty, it was like sometimes it would lay down but other times it would pick up heavily. So feel like it was difficult to judge the wind out there, especially on that front nine, but like I said, the back nine there’s two par-5s and a drivable par-4 and you also get to catch those, I mean not into the wind but kind of downwind. So makes those play a little easier and I knew that makings the turn at 1-under I definitely would be in a good spot to make a run on the back nine which I did.”


Children’s Open 2021 R3

“The pin placements were pretty difficult today. Even the ones that didn’t seem too difficult like I would say 6, that was a pretty gettable pin because you had a bunch of room long, but the way the wind was and like I said it was pretty much just off the right, so if you caught it a little down it was going to go far and then if you caught it short it was going to roll all the way back to you. So there was a few pins out there that were maybe a little questionable with the breezy conditions, but I felt like for the most part I played really solid and took advantage of the holes that I could attack and the ones that I didn’t I played smart and made sure to just make my par.”

Read next

Mallorca Golf Open R3

Tours
By GT Editor

A group of six players are tied in third place at 16-under including overnight co-leader Chad Ramey (69) and last week’s winner Sam Burns who signed for a 68.

Sungjae Im, who shared the lead with Ramey, signed for a 70 and lies in sixth place at 15-under.


Children’s Open 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Adam Schenk
-18
64
65
66
195
2
Matthew Wolff
-17
64
67
65
196
T3
Andrew Putnam
-16
67
64
66
197
T3
Sam Burns
-16
66
63
68
197
T3
Chad Ramey
-16
63
65
69
197
6
Sungjae Im
-15
63
65
70
198
T7
Harry Hall
-14
66
65
68
199
T7
Adam Hadwin
-14
67
64
68
199
9
Lanto Griffin
-13
72
64
64
200
T10
Matthew NeSmith
-12
69
67
65
201
T10
Charles Howell III
-12
67
68
66
201
T10
Louis Oosthuizen
-12
65
67
69
201
T10
Rory Sabbatini
-12
65
66
70
201
T10
Aaron Wise
-12
68
62
71
201
T15
Camilo Villegas
-11
67
70
65
202
T15
Danny Willett
-11
69
67
66
202
T15
Martin Laird
-11
67
68
67
202
T15
Marc Leishman
-11
67
67
68
202
T15
Lee Hodges
-11
66
68
68
202
T15
Charley Hoffman
-11
63
69
70
202
T15
Robert Streb
-11
67
66
69
202
T15
Talor Gooch
-11
64
67
71
202
T15
Matt Jones
-11
64
67
71
202
T24
Russell Henley
-10
67
70
66
203
T24
Tom Hoge
-10
66
70
67
203
T24
Matt Wallace
-10
67
68
68
203
T24
Sung Kang
-10
61
73
69
203
T24
Seamus Power
-10
66
68
69
203
T24
Harry Higgs
-10
66
68
69
203
T24
K.H. Lee
-10
68
64
71
203
T31
Matt Kuchar
-9
66
71
67
204
T31
Hayden Buckley
-9
66
71
67
204
T31
Adam Scott
-9
70
67
67
204
T31
Davis Riley
-9
69
68
67
204
T31
Mark Hubbard
-9
69
68
67
204
T31
Taylor Moore
-9
66
70
68
204
T31
Richy Werenski
-9
68
67
69
204
T31
J.J. Spaun
-9
70
65
69
204
T31
Kevin Yu
-9
67
67
70
204
T31
Jimmy Walker
-9
68
66
70
204
T41
Mito Pereira
-8
66
71
68
205
T41
Alex Smalley
-8
66
71
68
205
T41
Kevin Streelman
-8
71
66
68
205
T41
Wyndham Clark
-8
68
68
69
205
T41
Chesson Hadley
-8
64
70
71
205
T41
Cameron Tringale
-8
66
68
71
205
T41
Jonas Blixt
-8
69
65
71
205
T48
Greyson Sigg
-7
67
70
69
206
T48
Doug Ghim
-7
69
68
69
206
T48
Corey Conners
-7
66
70
70
206
T48
Michael Thompson
-7
69
67
70
206
T48
Brandon Hagy
-7
65
71
70
206
T48
Cam Davis
-7
67
68
71
206
T54
Joel Dahmen
-6
67
70
70
207
T54
Nate Lashley
-6
67
69
71
207
T54
Joaquin Niemann
-6
72
64
71
207
T54
Anirban Lahiri
-6
65
70
72
207
T54
Lucas Glover
-6
69
66
72
207
T54
Carlos Ortiz
-6
69
66
72
207
T54
Brooks Koepka
-6
68
67
72
207
T54
Nick Taylor
-6
65
69
73
207
T54
Viktor Hovland
-6
67
67
73
207
T63
Hideki Matsuyama
-5
65
72
71
208
T63
Emiliano Grillo
-5
67
70
71
208
T63
Brian Gay
-5
68
68
72
208
T63
Henrik Norlander
-5
67
69
72
208
T63
Taylor Pendrith
-5
65
70
73
208
T68
Nick Watney
-4
67
69
73
209
T68
Francesco Molinari
-4
70
64
75
209
T70
Graeme McDowell
-3
70
66
74
210
T70
Hudson Swafford
-3
67
68
75
210
72
Trey Mullinax
-1
71
66
75
212
73
Bill Haas
+3
68
69
79
216
CUT
Maverick McNealy
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Brice Garnett
-4
73
65
138
CUT
Webb Simpson
-4
71
67
138
CUT
Rickie Fowler
-4
72
66
138
CUT
Keith Mitchell
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Seth Reeves
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Sahith Theegala
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Jared Wolfe
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Rasmus Hojgaard
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Cameron Young
-4
70
68
138
CUT
Denny McCarthy
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Tyler McCumber
-4
67
71
138
CUT
James Hahn
-4
67
71
138
CUT
Brendan Steele
-4
71
67
138
CUT
Brian Harman
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Jason Kokrak
-4
67
71
138
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
-4
68
70
138
CUT
Garrick Higgo
-4
67
71
138
CUT
J.T. Poston
-4
69
69
138
CUT
Ryan Moore
-4
67
71
138
CUT
Luke List
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Chez Reavie
-3
71
68
139
CUT
Troy Merritt
-3
73
66
139
CUT
Scott Stallings
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Martin Trainer
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
-3
72
67
139
CUT
Paul Casey
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Jim Herman
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Brian Stuard
-3
68
71
139
CUT
Aaron Rai
-3
70
69
139
CUT
Kyle Stanley
-2
73
67
140
CUT
Hank Lebioda
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Adam Long
-2
69
71
140
CUT
Roger Sloan
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Scott Piercy
-2
72
68
140
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Will Zalatoris
-2
68
72
140
CUT
Harris English
-2
71
69
140
CUT
Kevin Kisner
-2
70
70
140
CUT
William McGirt
-2
66
74
140
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
-1
74
67
141
CUT
Doc Redman
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Sam Ryder
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Peter Malnati
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Ryan Palmer
E
69
73
142
CUT
Si Woo Kim
E
70
72
142
CUT
Patton Kizzire
E
68
74
142
CUT
Brandon Wu
E
73
69
142
CUT
Andrew Landry
+1
71
72
143
CUT
Russell Knox
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Kyle Westmoreland
+1
71
72
143
CUT
Ian Poulter
+1
69
74
143
CUT
Zach Johnson
+1
70
73
143
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
+1
68
75
143
CUT
Jesse Mueller
+1
67
76
143
CUT
Abraham Ancer
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Curtis Thompson
+2
69
75
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+2
67
77
144
CUT
Stewart Cink
+2
69
75
144
CUT
Adam Svensson
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Sepp Straka
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Kevin Tway
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Patrick Reed
+4
71
75
146
CUT
Jin Jeong
+5
73
74
147
CUT
Erik van Rooyen
+6
71
77
148
CUT
Kevin Chappell
+7
73
76
149
WD
Pat Perez
E
67
68
135
WD
Kelly Kraft
E
69
46
115
WD
Seung-Yul Noh
E
72
37
109
Share this article