Gronberg in contention

Swede Mathias Gronberg moved into contention for a first US Tour victory when he produced a third-round 65 at the Buick Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, today.

Swede Mathias Gronberg moved into contention for a first US Tour victory when he produced a third-round 65 at the Buick Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, today.

While compatriot Carl Pettersson fell out of the running with a three-over-par 73, former European Open winner Gronberg had six birdies to improve from 43rd to joint eighth.

He was five behind new leader JJ Henry, who stood eight under for the day until a closing bogey gave him a 63 and an 11-under aggregate. Fellow American Harrison Frazar was his closest challenger on nine under.

Colombian rookie Camilo Villegas and former US Amateur champion Ryan Moore were a stroke further back.

Henry could leap from 26th to sixth in the United States Ryder Cup standings by taking the title.

Collated third round scores and totals in the USPGA Tour, Buick Championship, The TPC at River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut, United States

(USA unless stated, Par 70):

199 J J Henry 68 68 63

201 Harrison Frazar 65 71 65

202 Camilo Villegas (Col) 66 70 66, Ryan Moore 69 66 67

203 Trevor Immelman (Rsa) 70 65 68, Steve Flesch 69 70 64, Peter Lonard (Aus) 65 68 70

204 Hunter Mahan 69 67 68, Joe Ogilvie 72 63 69, Todd Fischer 66 68 70, Mathias Gronberg (Swe) 68 71 65

205 Robert Gamez 71 66 68, Justin Leonard 67 69 69, Nathan Green (Aus) 71 65 69, David McKenzie (Aus) 69 69 67, Zach Johnson 67 69 69, David Branshaw 68 71 66, Notah Begay III 68 66 71, Woody Austin 67 70 68, Scott Verplank 65 69 71

206 Nick Watney 69 67 70, Marco Dawson 71 67 68, Tag Ridings 67 69 70, Darron Stiles 66 66 74, Bubba Dickerson 69 67 70, Stewart Cink 69 65 72, Jason Bohn 73 65 68

207 Jonathan Kaye 69 68 70, Kirk Triplett 72 67 68, Daisuke Maruyama (Jpn) 71 67 69, B.J Staten 72 68 67, Paul Goydos 70 67 70, Corey Pavin 66 73 68, Shigeki Maruyama (Jpn) 74 65 68, Shane Bertsch 71 65 71, D.J. Trahan 67 68 72

208 Mike Sposa 70 70 68, Jeff Gove 72 67 69, KJ Choi (Kor) 71 68 69, Ben Curtis 70 68 70, Brent Geiberger 67 68 73, Ronald Whittaker 66 70 72

209 Brian Davis (Eng) 69 71 69, Greg Kraft 68 72 69, Heath Slocum 65 71 73, Nick O’Hern (Aus) 67 72 70, Alex Cejka (Ger) 70 70 69, John Cook 72 65 72, Skip Kendall 68 67 74, Frank Lickliter II 68 68 73

210 Doug Barron 69 70 71, Joe Durant 71 69 70, Fredrik Jacobson (Swe) 73 67 70, Robert Damron 70 69 71, Billy Mayfair 69 71 70, John Huston 70 67 73, Olin Browne 67 71 72, Chris Couch 71 68 71, Carl Pettersson (Swe) 66 71 73

211 Billy Andrade 69 69 73, Tjaart Van der Walt (Rsa) 72 67 72, Vaughn Taylor 69 70 72, Tim Petrovic 70 69 72

212 Jeff Overton 69 70 73, Fred Funk 70 69 73, Troy Matteson 70 70 72, Alex Aragon 68 72 72

213 Kenny Perry 67 71 75, Will MacKenzie 68 72 73, Ryan Hietala 70 70 73, Bob Tway 67 72 74

217 Patrick Sheehan 69 69 79, Joey Sindelar 67 72 78

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