RSM Classic: Lahiri slips in third round

Lahiri shot an even par 70 that pushed him to Tied-45th at the end of the third round of The RSM Classic here on Sunday.

Lahiri managed some damage control on the back nine, in the third round of the RSM Classic on Sunday.   -  Getty Images

Anirban Lahiri managed some damage control on the back nine, but came back with only an even par 70 that pushed him to Tied-45th at the end of the third round of The RSM Classic here on Sunday.

The 28-year-old Indian, who had 68-67 in first two rounds had an early birdie to start with but then had three bogeys to finish two-over for the front nine. But those two were made up for as he ended the day at even par.

Mackenzie Hughes atoned for a triple bogey that cost him the lead by making a tough par save and three birdies for a 2-under 68, giving the Canadian rookie a one-shot advantage going into the final round.

He will be in the final group with Billy Horschel and Camilo Villegas. Joining them at 15-under 197 was another PGA TOUR rookie, CT Pan. He shot a 67 playing in the final group.

Ten players were within four shots of the lead, a group that included Charles Howell III (13-under 199) and Stewart Cink (12-under 200).