Australia’s hopes of landing the Wanamaker Trophy have all but perished for the duration of the third round of the US PGA Championship in Oklahoma.
Cameron Smith fell 8 shots off the rate halfway by his round as Lucas Herbert emerged as the finest-put Australian at Southern Hills Place Club.
Herbert’s battling two-underneath par 68 on Saturday thrust the 26-year-aged back into red figures at one particular underneath for the event.
Herbert trailed Chilean leader Mito Pereira by seven photographs and sharing 12th location when he finished his round.
Smith begun relocating day in a tie for 10th, 7 strokes off the rate, but 3 bogeys in his very first seven holes cruelled his chances of snaring an elusive maiden key.
The entire world No.4 collected birdies on the ninth and 11th holes but still trailed Pereira by nine shots.
Former winner Jason Day posted his 2nd straight 72 to be five about and 13 shots again.
Marc Leishman (73) and Cam Davis (72) are a person stroke even more driving.
3rd-spherical chief Will Zalatoris is Pereira’s closest pursuer, 3 strokes guiding at five underneath just after dropping four pictures on the entrance nine.