28 Vaults Piercy Up Leaderboard in Reno

28 Vaults Piercy Up Leaderboard in Reno 1SCOTT PIERCY MADE A ROUTINE PAR on the first hole in the third round of the Reno-Tahoe Open. Then Piercy went crazy, making eight straight birdies at the Montreux Golf & Country Club. The San Diego State grad carded an 8-under 28 on the opening nine to go from after thought to leader. (He started the day seven shots off the pace.)

Piercy calmed down for a while. He notched pars on 10, 11, 12 and 13. Then back-to-back birdies on 14 and 15 put him at 10-under for his round with three holes to play. His lone bogey slowed him down at the 17th. But Piercy finished like a champ, sinking an eagle at the final hole for an 11-under 61. He currently holds a three-stroke lead on Pat Perez and Josh Teater with the third round still in progress.

Piercy, whose best finish this year is a T6 at the RBC Canadian Open, is looking for his maiden victory on the PGA Tour. If he can hang on, he’ll join the growing list of first-time winners this season.

−The Armchair Golfer

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