Langley still in hunt at Travelers

Langley still in hunt at Travelers

CROMWELL, Conn. — Former Illini Scott Langley teed off with the final group on Saturday at the Travelers Championship.

He won’t get the opportunity again on Sunday, but still could vie for a run at the leaderboard.

Langley shot an even-par 70 on Saturday, and finds himself tied with three other golfers heading into Sunday’s final round at TPC River Highlands with an 11-under 199, two shots back of leader Ryan Moore.

Moore had an eagle and two birdies Saturday in a bogey-free 66 to take a one-stroke lead over Aaron Baddeley into the final round.

The 31-year-old Moore is at 13-under after opening with rounds of 63 and 68. He won the CIMB Classic in Malaysia at the start of the season in October for his third PGA Tour title.

“I honestly didn’t feel great all day hitting the ball,” Moore said, “but drove it well enough to kind of keep myself out of trouble.”

Baddeley had six birdies and a bogey in a 65.

“Around here you feel like you should birdie every hole. There are a lot of birdie holes out there,” said Baddeley, the Australian who won the last of his three PGA Tour titles in 2011. “But you have to be patient.”

Langley is tied with Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi and Michael Putnam. Garcia surged after a 65 on Saturday, while Choi and Putnam each carded a 69.

There is hope for Langley to rally. No one who has held a share of the third-round lead has won the Travelers since Stewart Cink in 2008.

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