Seung-Yul Noh surged to the top of the leaderboard at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after posting a seven-under 65 in the third round. Noh has a two-stroke lead at 18-under total.
Despite being only 22-years-old, Noh has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2012. He had a terrific rookie season, but nearly lost his card in 2013 after missing 13 of 25 cuts. In 2014, Noh has been a very consistent player making 12 of 14 cuts, and he will have an opportunity to win his first event on Sunday.
Keegan Bradley has become a major factor at the Zurich Classic after firing a 66 on Friday and a 65 on Saturday to claim a spot in the final group at 16-under total. Bradley went winless in 2013, and is known to be one of the most competitive players on the PGA Tour. If Noh doesn’t bring his A-game, Bradley will be right there to take the tournament.
Robert Streb is in third place at 15-under total. Streb has limited status on the PGA Tour, but he has made seven of seven cuts, and may secure his card with a high finish tomorrow.
Second round leader Ben Martin slipped back into a tie for fourth at 14-under total after a lackluster 73. Martin is tied with Andrew Svoboda and Jeff Overton.
Paul Casey and Charley Hoffman are tied for seventh at 13-under total.