JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Adam Schenk stayed steady in the third round of The Northern Trust, shooting an even-par 71 Saturday to keep his score at 3-under and moving up one spot to 46th place for the tournament.
The Northern Trust is the first tournament of the FedExCup playoffs. The Vincennes golfer qualified by finishing in the top 125 in yearly points, placing 84th. For advancement into next week's tournament, the BMW Championship in Chicago, he must be in the top 70 in points. By estimation, Schenk needs a top-20 finish today. A seven-way for 17th place through Saturday is at 7-under.
Schenk needed to rally Saturday to post an even-par round, tallying birdies on the par-5 13th, par-4 16th and par-4 18th. He was 1-under at the turn with a birdie on the par-5 sixth, but tripled-bogeyed the par-4 10th and bogeyed the par-3 11th to fall to even par for the tournament before his late spurt.
Patrick Reed vaulted into the lead at 14-under, firing a 4-under 67 Saturday. Abraham Ancer reached second at 13-under, and Brandt Snedeker and Jon Rahm are tied for third at 12-under. Snedeker had the best round of the day, an 8-under 63.
Schenk plays with Tommy Fleetwood today, starting at 10:10 a.m.