Vernon’s Chris Baryla was on the leaderboard going into Saturday’s third round of the $1.1 million Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.
The 28-year-old PGA Tour player salvaged a 69 Friday despite taking a triple-bogey seven on the sixth hole. He had 36 on the front nine on the Old White TPC course. He finished with six birdies.
Baryla opened with a 67 Thursday, shooting 33 on the front with five birdies. At presstime Saturday, noon, Baryla was heading to the 10th hole in round three, at 3-over 37.
The course was being generous early Saturday as not only did Jimmy Walker threaten the magic 59 before settling for a career-low 62, four other rounds of 65 or better were posted before the leaders teed off at 1:50 p.m. Chris DiMarco of the U.S. got one of those with a bogey-free 64 that moved him back into red numbers at 5 under.