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Scott Pinckney, Sang-Moon Bae, Roberto Diaz lead at Web.com Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open

BOISE, Idaho — Scott Pinckney shot an Eight-under 63 on Saturday for a share of the lead within the Albertsons Boise Open, the third of 4 Web.com Tour Finals occasions.

Pinckney matched two-time PGA Tour winner Sang-Moon Bae and Roberto Diaz at 14-under 199 at Hillcrest Country Club.

Bae shot 67, and Diaz had a 65 on a day when 11 gamers have been tied for the lead.

Pinckney returned to play the Web.com Tour this season after lacking the vast majority of the 2017 season due to a again drawback.

“It was hard sleeping. I couldn’t bend down,” Pinckney said. “When I needed to sneeze, I attempted to seek out one thing to brace myself. It simply was not enjoyable. … My confidence was hanging by a thread, however I knew I had the sport to compete on the PGA Tour and out right here, so I simply saved grinding and saved working arduous. I centered a lot on my well being and physique that it is beginning to repay.”

The 29-year-old former Arizona State participant entered the week 101st within the race for 25 PGA Tour playing cards with $2,320. Last yr, Seamus Power took the ultimate card with $40,625.

Bae returned this season after two years of necessary army service in South Korea. He’s 12th on the Finals cash record with $38,156, with the 11 gamers forward of him already locked in to earn playing cards.

“It has been a while since leading, throughout my military service and this year,” Bae said. “I’m actually pleased to see my title on the leaderboard.”

Pinckney birdied 5 of his final seven holes, making a 12-footer on No. 18.

“It was awesome,” Pinckney said. “It was good to get it up on that high shelf. It was a fast putt so I simply needed to get the precise velocity and it occurred to go in for a pleasant end.”

Diaz, 34th with $15,826, birdied Nos. 15-17 and saved par on 18 with a 25-footer.

“The last putt was very important,” Diaz said. “Obviously, each shot counts out right here and extra towards the 25 at the top, however I believe that final putt made me extra calm wanting towards tomorrow.”

Max Homa was a stroke again after a 66. He’s 10th within the card chase with $44,700 — greater than sufficient to lock up a card for subsequent season. Kyle Jones had a 64 to get to 12 beneath. He already earned a card as a top-25 finisher on the Web.com Tour regular-season cash record.

The collection options the highest 75 gamers from the Web.com regular-season cash record, and Nos. 126-200 within the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings.

Jones and the opposite top-25 finishers on the Web.com cash record are competing in opposition to each other for tour precedence, with regular-season earnings counting of their totals. The different gamers are preventing for 25 playing cards based mostly on collection earnings. The Web.com Tour Championship is subsequent week at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Florida.

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