Kevin Chappell takes the lead and Colombian Villegas recovers options

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The American Kevin Chappell signed a 71-card (-1) in the third round of the Texas Open and went on to lead the standings At the end of the third round of the PGA Tour at the AT & T Oaks Club in San Antonio.

Chapell did not have his best run, but after delivering cards of 69 and 68 in the first two rounds he is only in the first place of the classification with 208 strokes (-8).

They are followed by South African Branden Grace, leader of the first round, who finished third with 70 strokes (-2) to second in the standings with 209 (-7), the same mark that has the American John Huh.

Seven other players continue with 210 strokes (-6) and the list is led by American also Ryan Palmer, who delivered 68-card (-4) and was the best of the third round.

The best Latin American was the Colombian Camilo Villegas who completed the tour with a card of 69 (-3) and was placed in twelfth position along with six other players by adding 212 hits (-4), which gives him options to fight for the title.

His compatriot Sebastián Muñoz and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas share the nineteenth place with 213 (-3).

The Spaniard Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño completed a 75-stroke course and dropped to the thirty-fifth place with a record of 216 strokes.

The Argentine Julián Etulain went from 64 to 59, but without options to fight for the title having 219 strokes (+3).

The tournament awards prizes for $ 6.2 million.

– Third round classification:
.1. Kevin Chappell (USA) 208 (69 + 68 + 71 + -) (-8)
.2. Branden Grace (RSA) 209 (66 + 73 + 70 + -)
. +. John Huh (USA) 209 (67 + 71 + 71 + -)
.4. Ryan Palmer (USA) 210 (74 + 68 + 68 + -)
. +. Carl Petterson (SWE) 210 (73 + 66 + 71 + -)
. +. Martin Laird (GBR) 210 (72 + 67 + 71 + -)
. +. Kevin Tway (USA) 210 (70 + 68 + 72 + -)
. +. Tony Finau (USA) 210 (71 + 65 + 74 + -)
. +. Bud Cauley (USA) 210 (70 + 66 + 64 + -)
. +. Cameron Smith (AUS) 210 (72 + 65 + 73 + -)
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14. Camilo Villegas (COL) 212 (73 + 70 + 69 + -)
19. Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 213 (69 + 71 + 73 + -)
19. Sebastián Muñoz (COL) 213 (70 + 71 + 72 + -)
35. Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (ESP) 216 (73 + 68 + 75 + -)
59. Julian Etulain (ARG) 219 (71 + 73 + 75 + -)

– Eliminated:
-. Angel Cabrera (ARG) 146 (70 + 76 + – + -)
-. Raphael Campos (PUR) 146 (71 + 75 + – + -)
-. Miguel Angel Carballo (ARG) 162 (82 +80 + – + -).

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