Kelly update: Now alone in first at PGA Greenbrier ClassicJuly 7th, 2012 by cstark
UPDATE: Kelly makes a 5-footer for his sixth birdie of the day on the par-5 12th hole. Now 10-under and sitting alone in first place.
Troy Kelly had five birdies for a 5-under 29 on the front nine at The Old White TPC during the third round of the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
The golfer who grew up in Kitsap Country — a Central Kitsap grad and former Husky — zoomed from a tie for 23rd to a share of the lead. It’s the first time he’s been on top of a leaderboard at a PGA Tour event.
Kelly followed with pars on No. 10 and 11 and remains tied for first with Webb Simpson, the current U.S. Open champion, and Jonathan Byrd. Simpson and Byrd are only three holes in their rounds.
Kelly birdied two of his first three holes and never let up. He chipped in on No. 2 and has made a 21-footer and 29-footer for birdies along with a couple of shorter putts within 10-feet.
Kelly should have a couple holes left when CBS begins its TV coverage at noon.
Watching an update on the GOLF Channel right now and they’re still talking about marquee names Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson missing the cut.