The Spanish Jon Rahm, number one in world golf, will start the last round of the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday in La Jolla (California) one shot behind the co-leaders, the American Will Zalatoris and the Australian Jason Day.
Rahm, looking for his seventh win on the American PGA tour and the second in this event, began Friday’s round tied for first place with Americans Adam Schenk and Justin Thomas but ended up going down a step after signing a discreet round of 72 strokes (pair).
The Spaniard came to hold the lead in the first part of the day, with two birdies on the first nine holes of the Torrey Pines course, but then stumbled over a double bogey on the 10th and a bogey on the 12th, to make up ground with one last birdie on the 15th.
Rahm now shares second place with Englishman Aaron Rai with an accumulated 203 hits.
At the head of the tournament with 202 hits are Zalatoris, who shone on Friday with a card of 65 hits, and Day, who finished with 67.
The first Latin American players in the table are the Chileans Mito Pereira and Joaquín Niemann, both in 27th place, six shots off the lead.
Ranking of the PGA Farmers Insurance Open tournament (par 72) after the third round this Friday:
202 – Will Zalatoris (USA) 69-68-65, Jason Day (AUS) 70-65-67
203 – Aaron Rai (ENG) 67-68-68, Jon Rahm (ESP) 66-65-72
204 – Im Sung-jae (KOR) 70-66-68, Cameron Tringale (USA) 67-65-72, Justin Thomas (USA) 68-63-73
205-Maverick McNealy (USA) 67-71-67, Billy Horschel (USA) 63-73-69, Ryan Palmer (USA) 67-69-69, Kim Si-woo (KOR) 71-64-70, Cameron Young (USA) 67-74-64
206 – Sepp Straka (AUT) 73-66-67, Taylor Pendrith (USA) 67-71-68, Dustin Johnson (USA) 68-69-69, Bill Haas (USA) 67-69-70, Peter Malnati (USA) 67-66-73, Adam Schenk (USA) 69-62-75