Saturday 4 July, 2020

Evan Harmeling holds lead going into final day of BMW Jamaica Classic

American Evan Harmeling.

American Evan Harmeling.

Overnight leader Evan Harmeling will complete his third round on Sunday as bad light forced the American off the course on Saturday with one and a half holes in that section at the PGA Latinoamerica BMW Golf Classic at the Cinnamon Hill course in Montego Bay.

Harmeling was on the fringe on the 17th hole late in the evening, when organizers called the players off due to poor visibility.

Play was earlier suspended for two and a half hours due to lightning.

The Boston native had amassed eight birdies on Saturday's third day to head into the clubhouse with the overall lead at 20 under par.

The 30-year-old was once again in fine touch with back to back birdies on holes two and three and then again on holes eight and nine.

He would go back to back birdies again on holes 10 and 11, then had another birdie in fading light on the par four 16th hole.

Harmeling will return to complete the last two holes of his third round on the final day.

Meanwhile, Chile’s Mito Periera fired an impressive round of seven under par 65 to be three shots off the lead in second place.

Pereira was superb with eight birdies on the day for a total of 199, his only blemish was a bogey on the par four 14th hole.

Argentina’s Augusto Nunez is also into the mix, as he is tied for second following his six under par round of 66 for a total of 199.

Day one leader Tom Whitney and Dawson Armstrong are tied for fourth at 16 under par.

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