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Smith stumbles, but Open flame still burns

By Dane Heverin at St Andrews

Cameron Smith feels ready to chase down the four shot lead of Viktor Hovland and Rory McIlroy in the final round of The Open despite shooting a one-over par third round of 73 at St Andrews.

Luck was not on Smith’s side on Saturday as he was forced to wrestle with a number of unfortunate breaks after starting the day with a two shot overnight lead.

“The golfing gods weren’t with me today. I felt like I hit a lot of good putts with nothing really dropping,” Smith, who is now 12-under par, said.

“I stuck in there pretty good and I hit the ball pretty good. It’s probably actually the best I’ve hit it all week. Had lots of opportunities, just no putts were dropping which was quite frustrating.”

Smith’s long range putting and short game prowess were again on show after a nervy start with a three-putt bogey at the first, but he came unstuck…


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