posted on May, 16 2004 @ 07:25 AM
Spain's Sergio Garcia moved into a two stroke
lead of the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas after a scintillating third round. Garcia, who has not won on the US Tour for two years, hit every
green for his five-under par 65 as overnight leader Tiger Woods could only manage par.
Garcia took advantage of benign conditions, hitting every green to card a five-under-par 65 at the Four Seasons TPC.The Spaniard is at 11 under on 199
after 54 holes two strokes clear of Jerry Kelly who carded a 67.Woods the second round leader endured another poor day with his driver, battling to a
70 that left him tied for third with Deane Pappas (66) three shots off the pace.It is the second straight week that Woods has been the halfway leader,
but has fallen off the pace in the third round.Last week at the Wachovia Championship, he fought back on Sunday to finish one shot outside of the
play-off.Garcia's round marked an impressive resurgence for the Spaniard, who spent much of last year revamping his swing.He carded six birdies and
just one bogey on the fourth hole after three putting from 31 feet.