Chris Kirk takes one-shot lead into final round in Hawaii

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England’s Tyrell Hatton could not replicate Friday’s 62 on Saturday, carding a 72 to fall off the pace.
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January 7, 2024
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American Chris Kirk heads into the final round of the Sentry in Hawaii with a one-stroke lead.

Kirk hit eight birdies and a bogey in a third-round 66 to push his way into pole position at The Sentry in Maui and said he will have to remain aggressive to hold his lead.

“You certainly can’t protect anything out here, that’s for sure,” he said.

“When it’s a shootout like this and the scores are really low, you just stay aggressive and just go do your thing.”

World number one and fellow American Scottie Scheffler, the halfway leader, hit a 71 to drop three shots off the lead.

England's Tyrell Hatton could not replicate Friday’s 62, carding a 72 and dropping into a tie for 14th a further two shots back.

Fellow Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick is four shots off the pace in a share of 10th after a 69.

American Akshay Bhatia, 21, pushed his way into second spot, one stroke behind Kirk on 20 under, while compatriots Xander Schauffele and Jordan Speith and South Korea's Byeong Hun An are a further stroke back in third.

“Definitely keep your head down,” said Schauffele. “There’s really no point looking at a leaderboard early on a property like this.

Pos.PlayerTo ParR1R2R3Total
1Chris Kirk-21676566198
2Akshay Bhatia-20696466199
T3Xander Schauffele-19666965200
T3Jordan Spieth-19666767200
T3Byeong Hun An-19686468200
T6Harris English-18716664201
T6Jason Day-18656967201
T6Sahith Theegala-18646968201
T6Scottie Scheffler-18666471201
T10J.T. Poston-17686866202
T10Patrick Cantlay-17666868202
T10Collin Morikawa-17656770202
T10Matt Fitzpatrick-17696469202
T14Brian Harman-16676670203
T14Sepp Straka-16676670203
T14Tyrrell Hatton-16696272203
T17Max Homa-15676968204
T17Adam Schenk-15696570204
T17Patrick Rodgers-15696570204
T17Sungjae Im-15656673204
T17Viktor Hovland-15656772204
T17Brendon Todd-15676473204
T23Nico Echavarria-14706768205
T23Eric Cole-14706669205
T23Sam Burns-14696868205
T23Luke List-14677068205
T27Si Woo Kim-13706670206
T27Erik van Rooyen-13726569206
T27Taylor Moore-13716570206
T27Tony Finau-13696671206
T27Adam Hadwin-13706670206
T27Lucas Glover-13726668206
T27Adam Svensson-13706868206
T27Emiliano Grillo-13666872206
T35Tom Hoge-12676971207
T35Kurt Kitayama-12726471207
T35Matt Wallace-12687069207
T35Corey Conners-12697068207
39Mackenzie Hughes-11687070208
T40Cameron Young-10686774209
T40Tommy Fleetwood-10707069209
T42Camilo Villegas-9657174210
T42Wyndham Clark-9716871210
T42Denny McCarthy-9706971210
T45Nick Taylor-8696973211
T45Keegan Bradley-8697072211
T47Rickie Fowler-7706775212
T47Tom Kim-7687074212
T47Andrew Putnam-7747167212
T50Nick Hardy-6716775213
T50Russell Henley-6697272213
T50Seamus Power-6717171213
53Lee Hodges-5726577214
T54Hideki Matsuyama-4716876215
T54Justin Rose-4716975215
T56Ludvig Åberg-3697077216
T56Cam Davis-3756873216
T58Davis Riley-2707176217
T58Vincent Norrman-2737074217
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The Sentry 2024

Date: January 4th - 7th 2024

Location: Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii

Purse: $20,000,000

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