Merritt, Niemann share 54-hole lead at Rocket Mortgage Classic

Joaquin Niemann hits a 3rd hole tee off on July 3, 2021 during the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit GC in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Brian Spurlock Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Joaquin Niemann and Troy Merritt will enter the Finals of the Rocket Mortgage Classic 2021 with a share of the lead of 14 under par.

Co-leader overnight, Niemann produced his third straight bogey free round, highlighted by four birdies, and hit the top of the mountain with a post of 68 with 14 under par.

“Yes, I will keep playing my game. Obviously the leaders, they’re all pretty close together, so I know I’ll have to go deep tomorrow to give myself a chance to win, ”said Niemann.

“Yeah, I’ll just try to keep playing my game, give myself chances and try to make them. Yeah, it’ll be fun. “

He added, “I think you’re just hitting a lot of drivers here and if you hit the driver well, you will hit a lot of wedges. I hit the wedges pretty well this week so I think, yeah, I think my whole game was there and hopefully it will stay that way for tomorrow. “

Merritt, on the other hand, equalized a single bogey with four birdies and an ace on the 11th hole with par-3 on post 67 and joined Niemann after three rounds at the top of the rankings.

Troy MerrittTroy Merritt reacts with his caddy Wayne Birch for a hole in one on the 11th green during the third round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 03, 2021 at the Detroit GC in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Gregory Shamus via Getty Images)

“Yes, first and foremost, it’s great that the fans are out here again, howling and screaming at the good recordings, regretting the bad recordings, and even hearing some of the comments you probably don’t want to hear,” said Merritt.

“No, of course it was fantastic. Giving them something to scream about, giving Wayne something to scream about on top of the tea box, was very special. “

Tomorrow’s top pursuers will be Cam Davis (67) and Hank Lebioda (66), who were T3 at 13 under par, had a lead Leaving Brandon (68) and two to six players at 11 under, titled by Jason Kokrak (67), Chris Kirk (68) and Kevin Kisner (69).

Rickie Fowler scored a 68 and was among 10 players who shared 15th place with 9, one ahead of Bubba Watson who was 8 below.

2021 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Top 10 Leader: Round 3

Pos-Player-to-Par- (Rd 3)
1. Joaquin Niemann -14 (-4)
1. Troy Merritt -14 (-5)
3rd. Orange Davis -13 (-5)
3rd. Hank Lebioda -13 (-6)
5. Brandon leaves -12 (-4)
6th. Jason Kokrak -11 (-5)
6th. Chris Kirk -11 (-2)
6th. Kevin Kisner -11 (-3)
6th. Tom Lewis -11 (-1)
6th. Pat Perez -11 (-3)
6th. Richy Werenski -11 (-3)

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Pos-Player-to-Par- (Rd 3)
fifteen. Rickie Fowler-9 (-4)
25th. Bubba Watson -8 (-5)
35. Jason day -7 (-3)
58. Patrick Reed -5 (-2)
63. Will Zalatoris -4 (+2)
70. Phil Mickelson -3 (E)

Material from PGA Tour Media & Communications was used in the preparation of the report.

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