Chris Hartenstein overcame brisk winds, deep rough and fast greens to post the only under par round of the day and establish a three shot lead over the field headed into the final round of the Chester Cup at Great Hills Golf Club.
Hartenstein’s three under par 68 included five birdies and two bogies. He birdied 6, bogied the difficult par three 7th, then birdied 8 to turn in one under par. He birdied 11, bogied the par three 12th, then birdied 15 and 18 to post two under on the back nine.
When asked about his round he indicated that he drove the ball well all day. That enabled him to stay out of the bermuda rough, which has become very healthy with the recent rains, and he made a few putts.
Roger Bailey, shown here on the left with his son Kyle, posted 74 for the day. Not a bad day of golf for the Bailey family.
Full field results are available at this link.