Like the PGA Tour, Saturday at the Port Huron Golf Club Men’s Invitational is commonly known as “moving day.”
Don’t like where you are on the leaderboard? No problem – there’s likely to be names moving all over the place on Saturday.
However, unlike the PGA Tour’s tournaments, Saturday will hold the final round of the annual tournament.
The third and final round will combine the scores of both golfers on the two-man teams as opposed to the best ball format played on the first two days. With that said, there is always the chance of a big comeback looming.
“Anything can happen tomorrow,” Rob McNeill said. “You’re playing your own ball, so each one counts. Guys can make some moves on you.”
McNeill and Justin Nowak will begin the final round with a two-stroke lead in the first flight as they have a two round total of 125. Tim Burgess and D.J. Westrick slid to second place with their 127, and Mike Smith and Scott Wilbrett sit in third with a 130.
The second flight will hold a thrilling final round, to say the least, as three groups are tied for first. Jeff Thomson/Steve Wilhelm, Dan Negin/Jeff Spaedt and Dennis Vollmer/Steve Ehardt are all knotted up at 129.
Some made-for-TV drama will be surrounding the third flight as four teams are within two strokes of one another. Ross Green/Tom Green and B. Joe Pruett/Doug Schumacher used their fantastic first rounds to claim a tie in first place with a pair of 129s. In second with a 131 are the teams of Bob Funk/Dan Duncan and Casey Harris/Chris Puzzouli.
Brothers Randy and Matthew Maiers followed up their first round 62 with a 64 to give themselves a first place 126 in the fourth flight. It’s a tad crowded around them as Frank Partipilo/Will McKinney have a 127 and Rob Carson/Tom Smith hold a 129.
The father-son duo of Markus and Gunter Schulz swung a 65 in the second round to put them at first in the fifth flight with a 127. Larry Beck and Ken Shaw, who entered Friday six shots behind the leader, are in second with a 128. Third place belongs to David Ernst and Patrick Enright, who have a total of 130.
Ironically enough, the lowest score in the tournament comes from the sixth flight, where Dave Koschnitzke and Shawn Winston have teamed up to card a 123. They’ll have to stave off competition from Mike Turnbull/Steve Johnston, who have a 131, and Rob Wilson/Marc Oswald and their 132.
“Truthfully speaking, it’s not that we are playing good golf – we are just hamming and egging it,” Koschnitzke said. “He has a bad hole, I have a good hole … it’ll be a different story (Saturday) because both balls will count.”
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