RIO DE JANEIRO - Wyoming men’s golf product David Hearn recorded a 3-over 74 in his third round of Olympic competition on Saturday in Rio, tying him for 44th place at 4-over with 18 holes left to play in golf’s return to the roster of Olympic sports.
Hearn’s two birdies on Saturday’s front nine balanced out a double-bogey he recorded on the fourth hole, taking him to the back nine with an even-par 35. He posted a 3-over 39 on the back nine to end the round with a 74, his highest stroke total of the competition so far.
Hearn’s 44th-place third round finish moved him down the leaderboard five spots to a 44th-place tie heading into the medal round. Graham DeLaet, the other half of Canada’s men’s Olympic golf duo, equaled Hearn’s 74 on Saturday to move into a 22nd-place tie at 2-under.
Great Britain’s Justin Rose tops the leaderboard at 12-under, while Sweden’s Henrik Stenson is in the silver medal position at 11-under heading into the final round. Australia’s Marcus Fraser, the leader after day two, is currently 9-under and in position to win a bronze medal. American Rickie Fowler, who had struggled through his first two rounds, notched a 6-under 29 on the front nine and an 18-hole score of 64 on Saturday to vault up the leaderboard.
Hearn will compete Sunday in the fourth and final round of competition at the Olympic Golf Course. Watch him finish his first Olympic appearance on the Golf Channel or stream the action at the link provided above. Follow @wyo_golf on Twitter for further updates.