Stormy weather was expected to derail the third round of the Michelob Ultra Classic on Saturday. And it would have been fitting for this tournament. Bad weather has become the norm for golf tourneys at Stonebridge.
In 2005, this event was cancelled due to impossible severe weather. In other years, it hasn't been unusual for golfers to play 36 in a day to finish up the tournament.
However, it was only the wind that caused problems for the NGA Hooters Tour golfers on Saturday. For most the golfers, it was a day of survival.
Albany-native Josh Broadaway started the day -11 and tied for fourth. Broadaway battled the wind and finished -1 for Saturday which was good enough for sixth place. The local will tee off at 9:50 am on Sunday.
Around the leader board, James Vargas and Brent Schwarzrock are tied for first. Vargas shot a -3 and Schwarzrock shot -2. Day two leader Kyle Ellis is third. The Mississippi-native finished even for the round.
Despite the conditions, Philip Pettit Jr. and Hudson Johnson shot a third round best, 67. They are part of a seven-way tie for 11th.