While four of the best players in the world are set to battle it out Sunday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Nicolai Hojgaard and Sam Stevens are leading the 2023 Corales Puntacana Championship at Puntacana Resort and Club in the Dominican Republic at 14 under.
Hojgaard signed for a third-round bogey-free 6-under 66 on Saturday while Stevens followed up his Friday 65 with a 4-under 68 on Day 3. Stevens missed a short putt at the last that would’ve given him the outright lead.
Thomas Detry, Wyndham Clark, Tyler Duncan and Matt Wallace are tied for third and one shot behind the leaders. Wallace tied for seventh last week at the Valspar Championship.
Martin Trainer, Austin Eckroat and Ricky Barnes sit at 12 under, two back, while Brice Grant rounds out the top 10 at 10 under, four back.
For Hojgaard, who turned 22 two weeks ago, a victory would make him eligible for PGA Tour membership, while Stevens is vying to become the second rookie to win this season.
The 54-hole leader/co-leader has won three of the last five events at the Corales Puntacana Championship.