Pacific Palisades, CA – When the sun set on the beautiful Riviera Country Club on the 18th green Joaquin Niemann rolled in his last stroke for a par. He add few more strokes to his lead finishing (-19) after 54 holes going into Sunday with a tournament scoring record thus far.
To start off the on the back nine 10th hole dropping a eagle on a par 4 to set the tone fast.
“It was a big putt there. It was good because I was coming out of a few birdies, so it was great to make that eagle.” said Niemann.
Cameron Young who sits only 3 shots back (-16) will be paired along with Viktor (-13) in the final group to make some great storylines.
There are six Americans sitting in the top nine spots tied for 6th place or better. Nice showing for the mainland on this west coast swing of the PGA Tour.
Niemann has had some great three days on this course starting off with his first afternoon round going -8 under, followed up -7 under to make the cut line high.
“Yeah, I’m having the best time of my life right now,” said Niemann “I just try to keep it calm, but yeah, I’m enjoying it a lot and I just can’t wait to have a good day tomorrow.”
Young knows where he is and what needs to be done to capture this tournament on Sunday.
“Yeah, it’s certainly a place that you have to play really well to post a good score and I think Joaquin, he’s made a bunch of putts,” said Young “He’s playing awesome golf and it’s rewarding.”
The weather has been great all week and the rush of fans will be glued to the leaderboard awaiting a new Genesis Invitational Champion.