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Summerhays Holds On To 1-Shot Lead at Stadion Athens Classic at UGA

Saturday, May 1, 2010 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 5:02 PM, under , ,

Daniel Summerhays, pictured acknowledging the gallery after completing his round, survived a bogey on the 18th hole of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Athens Classic at UGA to take a one shot lead over Martin Piller and a two hot lead over New Zealander Bradley Iles. Summerhays shot a 6-under par 65 on Saturday to give him a three round total of -13.

Thanking the Gallery: Nationwide Tour Pro Daniel Summerhays acknowledges the gallery after completing the 3rd round of the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA with a one shot lead after shooting a 6-under 65 to get to -13 for the tournament on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Eye on Sports Media/2010.

Because of weather concerns, Nationwide Tour officials decided to play the round in threesomes, with players teeing off of both 10 and 18. This allowed play to finish around 2:30 PM ET Tomorrows final round will return to traditional two-somes. Play with start, however, with Ramon Bescansa (+6) playing by himself as there is an odd number of players remaining in the field.

A Rough Finish: Second round co-leader Bobby Gates hits his second shot from behind a tree in the right rough of the 488 yard par-4 18th hole in the 3rd round of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Athens Classic at UGA on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Gates bogeyed the hole to finish even par for the round and sits six shots back of the leader in 4th place. Eye on Sports Media/2010

The shot of the day came from Skip Kendall, who aced the 192 par-3 second hole at the University of Georgia Golf Course. He was unable to build on this and played the remaining 15 holes at 5-over par, including a triple bogey on the 561-yard par 5 12th hole.

For roller-coaster golf fans, Scott Gutschewski played a stretch of three holes that would leave anyone dizzy. After an eagle on the356-yar d par-4 11th hole, he triple bogeyed the 12th, and then birdied the 209-yard par-3 12th hole. He finished his round at 3-over par 74, dropping from a tie for 19th position to a tie for 46th place.

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