Former Husker Brandon Crick played the best round of his Korn Ferry Tour career to move into a tie for second place Saturday at the Ellie Mae Classic in Hayward, California.
After finishing the second round at 6-under overall and tied for 19th, Crick shot a bogey-free 62 to finish at 8-under for the round and tie Zac Blair at 14-under after three rounds, one shot behind leader Matthew NeSmith. Crick's previous best score was 64, which he reached three times last year.
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The McCook native started his third round with an eagle on the par-4 first hole at TPC Stonebrae, then birdied Nos. 3, 6 and 8 to finish the front nine in 5-under. He parred the next five holes before three straight birdies on 15, 16 and 17.
Scott Gutschewski, another former Husker, was fourth after the second round but dropped to a tie for fifth despite shooting a 1-under 69 in the third. He had an eagle on No. 9 and a birdie on 11 to go with two bogeys.